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.