Event registration form on Civi 4.7.15 (WP 4.7.1) keeps throwing this mandatory fields missing error, even though all fields are filled in with good values.Mandatory fields missing error

Happens on empty cache and regardless what values I put in the form fields. I'm stumped.

(See also this thread.)

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Did a bit of googling and figured this one out -- I didn't realize I needed to visit the access control screen [Administer / Users and permissions / Permissions (access control)] in order to enable the form to accept user input on submit.


We had a similar issue and tried several tests to resolve the issue. Checked all Anonymous Roles to YES, not this problem. Turned off all WordPress Plugins, not this problem. Changes theme, BINGO!

There was a conflict with one of the JQuery/Lightbox type page overlay option within our theme that cause the forms not to submit. Removing that option fixed the issue.

The overlay window was loading a separate page and somehow it was loading the Registration form too!

So, Theme conflict in WordPress.


I think the error is highlighting that the information your requesting from participants doesn't include

First Name AND Last Name OR Email address.

If you could confirm the registration form has these or provide a link to the registration form it should make it easier to identify.

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