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contact forms & captcha?

Discussion in 'Website Coding & Programming Forum:' started by bigdave, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    I've a client who's site I'm currently working on. We made a temporary site with WP to give him a presence whilst we're building the main site but he's contacted me with a bit of an odd request regarding his contact form.

    In the 3 weeks the temporary site's been online, he's had a fair amount of spam coming through. He wants to stop this on the new site but doesn't want potential customers to be put off by by a captcha which can be difficult to read especially for older people (his words not mine). Is there a suitable halfway house?
     
  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    I think you can set Captcha up to make it slightly easier to read, or at least you can with other similar ones. Failing that, how about a hidden field in the form that only bots would fill in, if it is filled which it would be by a bot then it cannot be sent.

    Not tried this but this is what I mean > http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/zigtrap/
     
  3. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for that boss, I'll look at implementing it on his temporary site but the new site is being built with ModX. I guess there will be something similar within ModX wont there?..
     
  4. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Not sure mate, bound to be something similar...
     
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  5. thingstodo

    thingstodo Member

    Yes it's possible in modx to use techniques other than captcha. Look at extras Formit or SPForm.
     
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