I hate getting spam, it’s such a time waster! But I do want genuine contacts here and on my church website that aren’t trying to grow body parts, get me better SEO or design a website for me!
There’s a couple of things that you can do to help stop spam and make it easy for people to get in touch from your website.
- I don’t put my email address on websites as that guarantees that you get on spammers lists.
- Install a contact form plugin. The problem with most of them is that the emails can still disappear into spam folders
So I created the “Never Loose Contact Form” plugin. It uses some standard tricks to weed out spammers, including spammy words in the message, filling out the honeypot hidden field (bots just love to fill all the form fields), too many links in the message (hey, one is enough!) and a few more that I’ll keep hush hush!
To make sure you don’t miss a message, they are saved in the Database as well as being sent to you by email.
There’s a widget, a block and a shortcode to use on the front end of your website.
As you can see I have been protected from 54 spam messages since the weekend, which is just great!
The plugin a free download from the WordPress repository