Spam Honey Pot


This plugin works by adding a textarea field to the comment form that’s hidden using a CSS style. Since bots don’t
generally detect CSS like this, they proceed to fill out the field like any other field. This implies that they
aren’t a human (or they wouldn’t “see” the field with CSS hiding it) using a browser, in which case the plugin
marks the comment as spam. This seems to catch the vast majority of spam with very few false results and doesn’t
require contacting a third party service like most spam plugins.


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Just contact me at with your question. I’ll respond with an answer and, if it appears
relevant to the plugin’s userbase, I’ll add it to the FAQ in the next release.


Simple Yet Effective Plugin


Honey pot method seems simple but it works effectively. Maybe it cannot counter manual SPAM but since most of SPAM are from robot, this plugin tackles it tremendously.

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  • Added a settings page allowing the name of the hidden textarea to be set and the name attribute value of the
    comment form’s submit button to be specified
  • Added a check for the submit button value (if specified) to check_honeypot()


  • Initial release.

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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