add spam protection to the contact form
the contact form needs a captcha or some other form of simple spam protection - I had to remove the contact form as only 1 in probably 100 messages was genuine, and it was flooding my inbox
I would like to see a captcha code added to the bottom of the contact page template.
If this is added they would be no need to add extra plugins.
Currently only Canvas 5.2.1 has CAPTCHA in the contact form template.
We are looking into adding this into our other themes if it works well in Canvas.
If you are receiving spam from the contact form, and you are not using Canvas, then we suggest using a 3rd party plugin like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/ or http://www.gravityforms.com/
AdminMatty (Admin, WooThemes) commented
The latest version of Canvas is, at the time of writing, version 5.2.4. This version includes the spam protection on the contact form. :)
Thanks and regards,
Product Manager at WooThemes
Hi Magnus, when is Canvas 5.2.1 coming out?
AdminMagnus (Admin, WooThemes) commented
CAPTCHA is only for contact form template for now. We'll look into the shortcodes after the trial in Canvas.
Can I add the captcha using the Shortcodes for a Contact Form? http://docs.woothemes.com/document/shortcodes/#section-17
Frank Swift commented
For those using Jetpack I find the contact form module is adequate if you're looking to keep the plugin count to a minimum. It utilizes Akismet spam and seems to work fairly well.
Frank Swift commented
I've seen some themes are able to draw on Akismet spam to for contact form protection. Not sure why Woothemes can't do the same here, and this is a missing feature that's been under review for what, almost two years now?
Eugene Molari commented
I can finally give up. I was convinced that WooThemes had an in-built captcha for the native contact form, I was wrong :/ I'd love to see something integrated like the Captcha plugin by BestWebSoft, minimal, simple, easy, cool, no-fuss, plain and off you go. I hope it goes through, WooThemes is awesome and it deserve something like that.
If not captcha at least a simple quiz. Like 2+2=?
i must agree with the minteye idea. some captchas are terribly hard to work with. some are simpler though. but many of them are so difficult, they keep rejecting your input. a captcha alternative like this is a smart way of keeping the security without requiring keyboard input.
minteye looks like a nice alternative for captcha: slide until the images is correct: http://blog.minteye.com/2012/12/11/minteye-new-no-type-sliding-captcha/
Since this is under review, please include the captcha on the comment form. nip in the bud, I say.
Yes, any word yet? Without captcha or other spam filter, the woothemes comments on the paid themes is worthless. Too bad, since we want to limit a bunch of added plugins. Please...this is basic stuff and so often requested! Thanks!
Carl Moebis commented
Magnus, I have to agree, I've been having the same issue on several woothemes sites I manage. Spambots flooding email on the contact form. Something like a plugin that would allow reCAPTCHA or this new thing called MINTEYE would be cool. Then an admin could choose what kind of Captcha they want to use and all submission forms (contact, comments, registration) would have this next to the submit button. This makes it flexible and extensible. Maybe a hook in the theme to look for this plugin... there may already be a standardized way of doing this.
Travis S. commented
I really can't believe WooThemes has not addressed this huge security hole that exists in ALL of their themes. Not the level of response you expect.
Riaan Aggenbag commented
any news on how far development on the captcha inclusion is?
(as suggested, this should not even really need to be voted in... my humble opinion)
it's not a bug - it's a missing feature. there's a difference.
but yes, i think this was obviously overlooked
For me is a shame that Woothemes has this bug. Shamefull
Woothemes *****, i have 300 spam mail in my mail box. How to solve this problem?
Rupert Parry commented
Same here, had a client ask for this as they were getting heavily spammed. Should be built in!
why not add spam protection of this type to the comment sections also?