The use of robots or bots on the internet has become even more common nowadays. A well-designed bot is capable of sending an incredible number of messages. The bot is able to open links and fill out forms automatically. Bots have evolved to bypass the riddles set to prevent forms from being submitted. When designing a website, it must be taken into account that it is possible to send a lot of spam automatically through a form placed on the website.

WordPress and Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 is certainly the most common contact form on WordPress sites. Almost without exception, WordPress homepages are set up with a contact page that also has a contact form. In many cases, the form has been implemented specifically with the Contact Form 7 plugin. However, it is not always thought that when bots find a form, the amount of spam can be surprisingly high. Important and genuine messages sent by the users of your website are buried in the spam. The longer the problem is allowed to continue, the greater the negative consequences.

Block spam from your site's form as soon as possible. There are many solutions to this. However, many of them are not user friendly. Always keep your users in mind so you don’t unnecessarily assign them more tasks. The form should be easy to use. Do not add extra calculations or picture puzzles to the form. For the user, the best solutions work invisibly in the background.

Preventing bot spam with the dxw3 Form Filter plugin

One option is to add a very light and effective plugin to your site. It has been developed specifically for this problem. Thanks to the plugin, the bot will not be able to find your form. On the other hand, the user sees the form on the site normally. Ask me more about the dxw3 Form Filter plugin.