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Old 05-13-2014, 08:43 AM
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Wordpress form spam

I've got a small form on my wordpress site that's in HTML and placed in as a text widget.

I get tons of spam mail from this.

Any way I can keep this from spam? I've placed hidden fields but that doesn't work.

ANY IDEAS????
 
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:20 AM
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The easiest solution is to enable the Akismet plug-in that comes with WordPress. All you have to do is sign up for an account. If that doesn't help enough, you can add a reCaptcha plug-in.
 
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:28 AM
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thanks..i'll give akistment a chance
 
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:38 AM
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The easiest solution is to enable the Akismet plug-in that comes with WordPress. All you have to do is sign up for an account. If that doesn't help enough, you can add a reCaptcha plug-in.
Akismet is only to stop spam comments, not spam from forms.

@OP: Is the form for something like a contact form?
 
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:06 AM
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this just took a left turn....i have to extract that data into another source so i've got this other form in html that will hopefully work. it does look like i'll have to implement akismet as well. i can't use visual form builder or any other plugin form.
 
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:32 PM
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Do you have a captcha on this form? That would stop some of the spam but not all of it. Some spammers use software to mass submit to form's.
 
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:43 PM
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You can get Wordpress anti spam plugins.
 
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:34 PM
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You can get Wordpress anti spam plugins.
What ones do you recommend then?
 
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What ones do you recommend then?
On behalf of him,

I think this will be good
http://wordpress.org/plugins/anti-spam/

because, i have used once this plugin and get a good result against spamming
 
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