Captcha-less Hashcash spam protection for Contact Form 7

November 30th, 2012

Contact Form 7 is the most popular contact form plugin for WordPress. WP Hashcash is a javascript based captcha-less spam protection plugin for WordPress. Hashcash for Contact Form 7 is a plugin that I have coded that bridges WP Hashcash and Contact Form 7 allowing you to protect your contact form with a captcha-less spam prevention system.

The main advantage of using Hashcash for Contact Form 7 is that attempts by bots to send spam through your contact form will be blocked without inconveniencing human beings that want to contact you. Users won’t be forced to solve weird image captchas just to reach you.

Hashcash for Contact Form 7 requires that you have both WP Hashcash and Contact Form 7 installed. And, of course, you have to download and install Hashcash for Contact Form 7 too.

Using Hashcash for Contact Form 7

Adding Hashcash spam protection to your contact form is simple. Just edit your contact form and use the generate tag option to add the hashcash tag.

Generate Hashcash for Contact Form 7 tag

Alternatively, you can also manually enter the tag [wphc] in your contact form. Save your contact form and you are good to go!

If everything is OK the plugin does not display anything in the contact form. It actually works by adding a hidden input tag to the contact form.

One Response to “Captcha-less Hashcash spam protection for Contact Form 7”

  1. […] anti-spam solution that does not require sending data to a third party server. One option is to use Hashcash for Contact Form 7 which allows you to use javascript based anti-spam without inconveniencing your users. The downside […]

    Posted on 27 Dec 2012

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