Support » Plugin: Honeypot for Contact Form 7 » Naming the field witrhout any hint to ‘honeypot’

  • Resolved keesjan


    Hi, we use your very helpfull addon plugin for form 7.
    One question. the ‘honeypot field’ is named [honeypot honeypot-xyz]

    If I was a spam, botmaker, I would search for fields starting with honeypot and leaving that one empty.

    Is there away to completely change the field name in the form to a new ‘secret’ field name?

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  • Plugin Author Ryan


    Hi, yes. As mentioned when generating the Honeypot code in the CF7 form as well as on the installation tab (here on, it is recommended to change the Name field to something less “honeypot-ish” (it reads: For better security, change “honeypot” to something less bot-recognizable.)

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by Ryan.

    So the honeypot field would still work when I change
    [honeypot honeypot-xyz] to [field-email email-1] ?

    Plugin Author Ryan


    No. The shortcode still needs to start with “honeypot”, as that tells the shortcode function what shortcode it is. But you can use [honeypot email-1] and “honeypot” will not appear anywhere in the generated form field (I recommend viewing your page’s HTML source — search for the field name — and you’ll see exactly what a bot sees)

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