Support » Plugin: Honeypot for Contact Form 7 » Honeypot with placeholder

  • I installed the HoneyPot plugin with CF7 V 5.1.5.
    The configuration of CF7 with the theme I am using uses the placeholder attributes in each field of the form.
    After installing this plugin, I always had spam emails.
    As this plugin does not allow to insert a placeholder on the hidden field, I wondered if the spammer had spotted this field and avoided filling it because it is different from other fields.
    So I inserted a placeholder directly in the code of the honeypot.php file in the hidden field and since then I have no more spam.

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  • Plugin Author Ryan


    That’s really interesting. It wouldn’t be difficult to add the placeholder setting as an option for the field. I’ll add it to the roadmap for the next version of the plugin! Thanks for letting me know your success with it!

    Thread Starter kezako122


    Hello Ryan
    I had planned to try to add this option in the source code of the configuration of the hidden field, but if you do it it saves me time and it can be profitable for other users of this excellent plugin !

    Dear Ryan,

    first of all thanks a lot for the great plugin.
    I have implemented the placeholder inside your plugin and seems to be very helpful. It minimizes the spam submissions to almost zero. So yes this is a must for the next version.


    Can you share how to add the placeholder temporarily in the honeypot.php file until this is added as a feature?


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