Crownpeak Employee
Crownpeak Employee

Do not use "submit" as button text

Use a tailored call to action for button text. Using "submit" can decrease conversions and button clicks.

By default, an issue is reported for <button type="submit">Submit</button>.

A form button that says ‘Submit’ gives users the impression that the form isn’t focused on completing a specific task. It also gives the impression that your website isn’t user-friendly because you’re speaking in a technical way. If this is the impression they get, you could lose a few users.

For example, if they’re signing up for an account, a button that says ‘Create Account’ tells users that clicking the action button creates an account. It’s clear and specific to their task.

Affects: Usability
Technical Details: The checkpoint examines the entire HTML source code of a page and reports if any <button> elements have 'submit' as their link text.
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