This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Simplest comment spam catcher

Description

Adds a hidden field to comment forms, which will subsequently be auto-filled by spam-submitting robots. If the form
submission contains a value, the comment will not be saved, because only robots will see the field and fill it out.

Simple!

Any form which is processed using the hook comment_form_after_fields (building the form HTML) and preprocess_comment
(for processing the form submission) will be extended with this functionality.

This plugin doesn’t block or catch any form submissions which have been filled manually in a browser, so you may still
receive the occasional advertising or sales message as a post or page comment. However, blocking automatically-generated
spam messages will reduce the number of unwanted messages greatly.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s it.

Contributors & Developers

“Simplest comment spam catcher” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.3.1

  • Changes the name of the plugin which is displayed in WordPress admin area. No technical changes.
  • Minor changes to README.

1.0.3

  • Confirms compatibility with WordPress 4.6.

1.0.2.1

  • Fixes version number. Sorry!

1.0.2

  • Confirms compatibility with WordPress 4.5.
  • Updates README.

1.0.1

  • Minor changes to README.

1.0

  • Initialises public version.