How do I go about setting the character length for input forms, preferably checkout, on magento 1.9. I'm aware that Magento has a MaxLength variable but am Unsure on how to implement it.

  • in which input fields to set length Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 14:23
  • First and last name
    – totneschap
    Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 15:00

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For Magento1 goto app/design/frontend/themename/default/template/customer/widget/name.phtml

find first name - to add 'maxlength="30"' 
find last name  - to add 'maxlength="30"'
  • 1
    Thank you, that sorted it.
    – totneschap
    Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 13:04

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