Spam Protect for Contact Form 7 is an awesome and easy-to-use plugin to block all those spammers (or bots) who fill out forms on your website.
The plugin adds an extra tab on each Contact Form 7 edit screen where you can add emails, domains and/or words and phrases that you want to block.
Spammers and Bots usually fill your Contact Form 7 and submit unwanted and useless data, ADs and contact information to you.
Their e-mail is usually from the same domain and they use common words to submit some sort of commercial marketing info.
Just add those emails, domains and maybe words or phrases in the block settings and block the form submission and show them a custom error message.
Periodically check the log file to see who and why is blocked. By monitoring the log file you can be sure you don’t block any of your real and valuable visitors.
A brief Markdown Example
- Manually email block
- Email domain block
- Words and phrases block
- Log the failed messages
Step #1: Edit any CF7 form and click on
Antispam Settings tab.
Step #2: Add the emails, email’s domain and/or and/or words and phrases as comma seperated values that you want to block.
Step #3: Enter the message to be shown to the spammers or bots in ‘Set your error message’ field.
Step #4: Set
Log the failed messages option to
Yes in order to have a control of what you are blocking.
Step #5: Click
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Goto contact tab and Edit any CF7 form and click on
- Add the emails, email’s domain and/or and/or words and phrases as comma seperated values that you want to block.
- Enter the message to be shown to the spammers or bots in ‘Set your error message’ field.
- Step #4: Set
Log the failed messagesoption to
Yesin order to have a control of what you are blocking.
- Click Save.
Is the plugin settings global for all forms that I have ?
No the settings are indepentent for each form. Each form has its own antispam settings.
But all of them the share the same log file.
Contributors & Developers
“Spam Protect for Contact Form 7” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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