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[resolved] Honeypot (12 posts)

  1. aspen123
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I use the contact Form 7 and have searced the forum for some help about a way to avoid/minimize getting spam.
    I've downloaded the Honeypot plugin, but it says on this page it's only campatible up to 3.6.1 WordPress.
    Do you suggest using another plugin? I'm a beginner in WordPress so I you have a step by step description, I would really appreciate it.
    Thanks

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7-honeypot/

  2. Ryan
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    It is working fine with the latest version of WordPress and CF7. WordPress' "Compatible up to ..." it poorly worded, as the README.TXT for plugins identifies this as "Tested up to", which is more accurate in most cases.

    Either way, I've just updated the plugin's README.TXT to reflect this, and so you should see the "Compatible up to ..." field change on the plugin's page shortly.

  3. aspen123
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi Ryan,
    Thank you.
    Do you know if Honeypot is compatible with the plugin "Really Simple CAPTCHA"?
    And do you reccomend using both?
    Thanks.

  4. Ryan
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    I specifically created this plugin because I didn't want to use a CAPTCHA on my contact forms, so I recommend giving it a try without first and seeing if you're still getting spam and need more intensive anti-spam measures.

    As for compatibility, it should be fine. I believe there was an earlier support thread about captcha.

  5. aspen123
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi Ryan,
    Thank you.

    Under the install instructions it says:
    Choose "Honeypot" from the Generate Tag dropdown. Recommended: change the honeypot element's ID.

    Since I'm new to this can you pleas tell me what I have to change?
    Copy this code and paste it into the form left.
    [honeypot honeypot-391]

  6. Ryan
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    You would simply change the "honypot-391" to something else. This "ID" is used when the HTML code is generated for the form. As the element IDs are frequently where spam bots get a sense of what they "should" fill out, it can be beneficial to rename this something with "email" or "website" in it -- as that makes the honeypot all the sweeter for the bots. It can also just be jibberish, hiding the fact that it's a "honeypot" field.

    Some practical copy & paste examples:

    [honeypot email-391]
    [honeypot website-391]
    [honeypot fasdfasdfa-391]

    The "-391" isn't actually important or needed, I just left it to illustrate.

  7. aspen123
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi Ryan,

    Just to make sure I get it right I'll give you this example.
    In my form I have this:
    <p>Your e-mail (required)
    [email* your-email] </p>

    Do I change it to
    <p>Your e-mail (required)
    [email* honeypot slfkaopoa-38] </p>

    Or do I just leave it with
    <p>Your e-mail (required)
    [email* your-email] </p>
    and put [honeypot slfkaopoa-38] underneath the above line?

  8. Ryan
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    The second ... leave your e-mail field as it is. The Honeypot field is its own totally separate field. So you would just put [honeypot slfkaopoa-38] underneath -- or anywhere in the form, it makes no difference.

  9. aspen123
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thank you Ryan.
    And I would only use honeypot one in the form?
    I don't have to generate a honeypot for each field I have in my form?

  10. Ryan
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 hours ago #

    Sorry about the long delay in reply -- but yes, that's right.

  11. talktome648
    Member
    Posted 10 hours ago #


  12. Ryan
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 hours ago #

    I would start by updating your WordPress install, and Contact Form 7 (if it's not currently up to date).

    Also, you should start a new support thread. This thread is set to resolved.

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