I just added this widget to my website with no modifications. I tried it both with the short code and with the widget. When I submit the form I get a blank page with only these words: “Failed Security check – are you a robot?” I can’t find anything on this anywhere. The url parameter for that error page is ?esu_qv=true if that helps.
The form has a system that checks for a nonce. The reason we have this is because some robots will just hammer a form if they know what the fields are. Having a nonce in place puts the hand break up on this bad behavior because the robot can’t guess what the value of the nonces should be.
For some reason this check is failing on your website.
What is your WordPress version? What is the Operating system of your server?
What is your URL?
The OS is Debian Linux
The URL is http://www.sahfahoa.org/wordpress/hoa-events-2/
Thanks mamabird31, one final question to help trouble shoot this:
Disable all your other plugins and switch to the default WordPress theme for a bit.
If the problem persists let me know.
if not, figure out which plugin is the cause of the problem let me know which plugin plugin.
I disabled them all, switched to 2012 and it still happens. You can see on the same URL as above.
I too am having this problem!
OSX Mountain Lion
URL http://dlindustrial.com.au/staging/about-us/ (Sidebar)
Hi Folks I think I have found I common denominator – both of your WP installations are not in the root DIR of your web space. It’s super late here but I’ll come up with a fix tomorrow. Thank you so much for your feedback as I would have probably never found this bug.
No problems! Not a massive issue if it doesn’t work on staging, just as long as it does when the site is launched. Thanks very much!
Hi mamabird31 and helveticadesign,
I just pushed up an update that should sort out your issues with the plugin robot check.
The issue was unrelated to your staging servers.
I believe it was cause by the forms submit URL not having a forward slash (/) between the end of the website’s URL and the query string ‘?esu_qv=true’.
I am not a server wizz but for some reason this was preventing your servers from posting the from’s data.
Thanks for the fast response time! I updated the plugin,changed back to my other theme and tried it again. It redirects me like it should, except I am not receiving either the redirection email or the client email. Could this be from the update or have I not configured something properly?
mamabird31 try the following:
- Check your spam folders
- Change the email addresses in the easy sign up setting panel and see if this has any effect
- Check that your server allows emails to be sent out
- If for some reason it does not, you can by pass it with a service like https://mandrillapp.com
- They have a plugin – it takes over the wp_mail() function and by passes your server.
- It’s a bit of a pain to setup as it requires an account and an API key.
- Free emails are limited to 25 per hour
- Easy Sign Up generates 2 emails each time the form is filled out so that’s 12 sign ups per hour
Working perfectly now! Thanks very much for your speedy help. You’re the best!
No worries – helveticadesign – please take the time to give us a quick review @ http://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/easy-sign-up
Thanks for all your help Greenweb! Turns out our host doesn’t allow the sending of spoof emails but they directed me to a WP plugin that was very easy to install – after 10 minutes I’m up and running. I appreciate your quick response time!
That’s to bad. The plugin doesn’t do anything funny when it comes to sending out the email as it uses WP own mail function. I assume that they must block WP password recovery if that is their standard.
Thanks for the update, please share the name of the plug in your using just in case someone else runs into this too.
- The topic ‘Security error’ is closed to new replies.