As of version 2020.5.x., we integrated an in-house built honeypot into our Stop Spammers Premium plugin. “Honeypot All the Things” is our latest mantra, reflecting our vision to guard all forms on your WordPress website from spam. We are very receptive to customer requests, and one of the more frequent requests we get is to protect forms generated by third-party plugins. We are working our way through the most popular plugins available, guarding them with the honeypot protection we use to protect WordPress core forms.
What is a Honeypot?
Honeypot vs. Captcha
Unlike certain Captchas, Honeypots don’t inconvenience valid visitors to your website. Google may have invisible or v3 reCatpcha, but using it still means plastering the reCatpcha badge on any page with a form. Stop Spammers will take bots out of the picture seamlessly and quietly.
Why is a Honeypot the Perfect Fit for Stop Spammers?
Thwarting spam bots entails protecting all variations of forms generated on a website. By including a honeypot, we can use this spam prevention tool to address third-party plugins that may not be covered by our other spam prevention techniques. We are working to cover the more popular plugins on the repository and some premium ones.
As with everything else, customer feedback plays a vital role in our roadmap. Version 2020.5.x of Stop Spammers Premium is already protecting or will soon protect forms built using the following plugins because of our customer requests.
- Stop Spammers Premium core contact and registration/login forms (complete)
- Contact Form 7 (complete)
- bbPress (complete)
- Divi Builder
If you would like to see us integrate our plugin with a specific plugin, let us know in the comments or by contacting us. We have several others in our roadmap. Your feedback will help us establish who’s added and priority.