WP Prayer

Description

Prayer request application that allows users to submit requests, or pray for existing requests. All requests can be moderated from the admin section.
Every time a request is submitted, prayer requester will receive an email detailing the prayer they submitted.

Live WP Prayer

View our working version of WP Prayer, post a prayer request or pray for others here: Request Prayer

Features

  • List of prayer requests with details at administrator area.
  • Email notifications to users and administrator when request is made.
  • Easy management of content used in email notification.
  • Dynamic Thank you page content with editable content at administrator area.
  • Spam prevention on prayer request form
  • Captcha on prayer request form

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Support and Requests

We respond to all support requests sent from our WP Prayer contact form:

Screenshots

  • Settings page

  • Email Settings page

  • Prayer Request

  • Manage Prayers page

Installation

  1. Upload ‘WP Payer’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory or use the ‘Add New’ option under the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress backend and ‘Upload’ ‘WP Prayer.zip’.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

  3. Configure settings for WP Prayer in the WordPress dashboard by clicking on the ‘WP Prayer’ option in your WordPress backend.

  4. Enter the appropriate information into the form fields on the ‘WP Prayer Settings’ page.

  5. Make sure the appropriate shortcodes are placed on the appropriate pages.

  6. Paste shortcodes accordingly:

  • Paste this shortcode into the page you would like to use to display your prayer listings: [wp-prayer-engine]

  • Paste this shortcode into the page you would like to use to display your praise listings: [wp-prayer-praise]

  • Paste this shortcode into the page you would like to use to display your submission form for prayer request and praise report: [wp-prayer-engine form]

  • Paste this shortcode into the page you would like to use to display your submission form for prayer request: [wp-prayer-engine form type=prayer]

  • Paste this shortcode into the page you would like to use to display your submission form for praise report: [wp-prayer-engine form type=praise]

  1. Have fun using this plugin and if you have any questions, requests, or positive feedback, we would love to hear from you Contact

FAQ

How does Spam/DDoS prevention and detection system work?

Spam/DDoS prevention and detection system prevents DDoS attacks on prayer request form by blocking the frequent requests from one or several IP addresses. If the maximum number of requests from related IP addresses exceeds a certain time interval, then excessive requests are blocked. Spam bots usually submit the info immediately after the page has been loaded, this happens because spam bots do not actually fill the web form, they just send $_POST data to the blog. The normal visitor sends the data after several seconds or minutes. When the prayer request is posted, if the timestamps are missing or if the user did not spend enough time on the page, the prayer request will be blocked.

How does spam prevention (aka honeypot technique) method work?

The spam prevention is based on fact that almost all the bots will fill inputs with name ’email’ or ‘url’. Extra hidden field is added to prayer request form. This field is hidden for the user and user will not fill it. But this field is visible for the spammer. If the spammer will fill this trap-field with anything – the prayer request will be blocked because it is spam. This blocks automatic spam messages (sent by spam-bots via post requests). This does not block manual spam (submitted by spammers manually via browser).

If mails are going in spam.

To avoid your email being marked as spam, it is highly recommended that your domain name in ‘From Email’ must match with your website, i.e. if your website is example.com then your email must hosted on @example.com.

Why does the From address still show as the default or show up as ‘sent on behalf of’ the default address?

Possibly your mail server has added a Sender: header or is configured to always set the envelope sender to the user calling it.

Why are emails not being sent?

Some hosts may refuse to relay mail from an unknown domain. See https://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5007 for more details.

Captcha does not appear on website.

When logged in to WordPress, captcha does not show on website. Log out from WordPress to see the captcha.

Reviews

May 22, 2021
Thanks for the effort you put into providing this plugin. Works great on our church website!
February 1, 2021
Responses to support issues are ignored or they claim to fix them (the "updates" rarely work). Do yourself a favor and spend some money on a paid competitor or this plugin will give you plenty of opportunities to grow in your faith. It is absolute garbage. We had to pay an external developer to have several things fixed because they're so slow and unresponsive. Avoid like the plague.
July 5, 2019
Its exactly what I was looking for! Am using WordPress vers 5.1.1 and it installed and worked without a glitch. Only thing i did was change the color of the "Pray" button with CSS to suit the site. Thanks for sharing this awesome plugin and your talent. God bless! 🙂
September 13, 2017
This works extremely well when it actually works. I receive the emails for the prayer requests but it stopped showing up on the back end so I can review, approve and post the prayer request on my website. This happened once before and it was fixed. It stopped working again. Also receiving too much Spam emails through this plugin.
April 9, 2017
plugin works but there is major issue with it's purpose conflicting with how it works (most prayers that get submitted would usually be prayed over more than once by same people on different days ... this is normal function of a prayer ministry) This plug-in checks IP addy of visitor and blocks them from praying again if they have already visited from that IP (logging it is great, blocking it is bad). I have contacted this support team three times and gotten no response, posted on support forum (https://wordpress.org/support/topic/repeat-prayers-not-allowed/)and gotten no suggestions. Suggest this "blocking" be resolved so it can be the effective tool it was supposed to be.
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Prayer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“WP Prayer” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “WP Prayer” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.6.6

  • Fix nonce logic

1.6.5

  • Defined constant wpe_CLASSES

1.6.4

  • Fix undefined constant wpe_CLASSES

1.6.3

  • Fix email message settings

For older changelog entries, please see the additional changelog.txt file delivered with the plugin.