FormSpammerTrap for Contact Form 7

Description

Add one simple shortcode added to your Contact Form 7 form to effectively block form spam bots from spamming your Contact Form 7 forms. It does this with effective techniques, not things that don’t work – like hidden fields, silly questions, irritating Captchas, or more. If an automated bot tries to spam your form, they will get blocked.

It is based on our very successful FormSpammerTrap for Comments plugin, which uses the same techniques to effectively block Contact Form Spammers.

More details about how it all works – and a Contact form that uses the same effective spambot-blocking technique – is on our FormSpammerTrap.com Site. There’s a Contact form there that has never been successfully ‘spam-botted’ (defined as submitting many comments within a very short period of time).

Screenshots

  • A Contact Form 7 contact form, with the [formspammertrap] shortcode at the top of the form. That's all that is needed to activate our Contact Form Spam Blocking technique.

Installation

  1. Download the zip file, uncompress, then upload to /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Or download, then upload/install via the Add Plugin page.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress. Activation will check to ensure that Contact Form 7 is installed and activated.

  3. Usage information in Settings, FormSpammerTrap for Contact Form 7, Info/Usage.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Download the zip file, uncompress, then upload to /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Or download, then upload/install via the Add Plugin page.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress. Activation will check to ensure that Contact Form 7 is installed and activated.

  3. Usage information in Settings, FormSpammerTrap for Contact Form 7, Info/Usage.

What are the shortcodes used?

Just place the shortcode [formspammertrap] in your Contact Form 7 form. Then make sure there is at least one required field in your form. That’s all you have to do! That will block form spammers from using your Contact Form 7 form.

Where do I use the shortcodes?

Just place it anywhere in the Contact Form 7 form when you create/edit the contact form. We like to place it at the top to make it easily visible.

Will this work with any theme?

More than likely. It only requires Javascript on the client computer – and Javascript is needed for WordPress. A message will display asking to enable Javascript if disabled.

Are there any settings?

Nope. The ‘Info/Usage’ (Settings) screen just contains information on the plugin, and the shortcodes used.

What if I have problems or suggestions?

Check out the Settings page for troubleshootting steps. Or just contact us via the plugin’s Support page. Or via www.CellarWeb.com or www.FormSpammerTrap.com .

Do you have other plugins?

Yes!

  • FormSpammerTrap for Comments : enhances comment forms so that bots can’t spam your comments. Uses a more clever technique than just hidden fields or captchas or other things that don’t always work. Also lets you change the text/headings of the comment form. (We also have a free standalone version; take a look at www.FormSpammerTrap.com (that’s the page that comment bots will see, but also contains all the info about the ‘trap’).

  • URL Smasher : automatically shortens URLs on all URLs in pages/posts.

  • AmazoLinkenator : adds your Amazon Affiliate ID to any Amazon product link in pages/posts/comments. It’s your site, so use your Amazon Affiliate ID.

All plugins are free and full-functioned. No premium features. Just search for them on the Add Plugins page.

Contributors & Developers

“FormSpammerTrap for Contact Form 7” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

1.01 (28 June 2017)

  • code cleanup and minor optimization
  • minor changes to readme.txt file

1.00 (27 June 2017)

  • Initial Release (27 June 2017)