Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 Honeypot » Getting tons of spam, wondering if I have it right.

  • Resolved jennwren


    Hey there,
    I believe I followed all of your instructions correctly in setting up the form, but I’m wondering if I missed something… because I’ve been getting a ton of spam daily. Here is what I have:

    <label> Your Name (required)
        [text* your-name] </label>
    <label> Your Email (required)
        [email* your-email] </label>
    [honeypot website]
    <label> Subject
        [text your-subject] </label>
    <label> Your Message
        [textarea your-message] </label>
    [submit "Send"]

    Should I be avoiding the word “honeypot” completely?
    Thanks for your help.

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  • Plugin Author Ryan


    That looks right. There’s no way to avoid using “honeypot” in the first part of that shortcode, as that’s what tells the CF7 system to generate the honeypot field — it isn’t output in the HTML though. The second term, “website”, is used as the field’s name.

    Perhaps also try moving the CSS to the footer. You can do that by replacing your shortcode with this one: [honeypot website move-inline-css:true]

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