Honeypot Spam Catcher

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Catches spam filling out hidden input field on register and request password forms

by Mark
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admin settingsregister form with hidden field
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Extends register and request password forms with an input field hidden to humans by CSS. Automated spam will fill this out and register will fail.

Includes option to get spammers email and username mailed to you.

If you dont use a white background on register form, change to color you use in plugin settings.

This will not completely prevent automated spam but adds another layer of protection and can be used in conjunction with captchas and spam login filter plugins.

Make sure to read README and please like us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/webintelligence.ie

Note: The new input is hidden behind div, rather than using absolute positioning and offsetting it by -2000px, because this produced better results when two methods were tested.

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Mark

Web Developer from Ireland

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  • Category: Site admin
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2014-11-17
  • Downloads: 1151
  • Recommendations: 11

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