I’m having more spam that akismet isn’t catching as of late and I don’t want to use a full CAPTCHA system (as they annoy me!). However, I’ve seen several folks simply put a conditional checkbox in the form that says “Check here to prove you’re a human” or similar. I’ve found coding that does this, but it wants me to edit header.php and comments.php – big no-nos if you’re on Genesis. What should I do? See #5 on this article for what they’re suggesting I do: http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/security/6-easy-and-efficient-ways-to-combat-spam-comments/http://www.stacymakescents.com
This is a more effective solution and its easy to customize and style http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/captcha/screenshots/
I’d really like to keep the URL as that is a legitimate plus for many of my commenters. Is there a way similar to the code you posted above that would add the checkbox instead of removing the URL field? Latham code looks simple enough in its functionality to remove a field. Sorry to be ignorant but I wonder why adding one should be any harder?
It takes time to write the code and test it as i can’t find any out there at the moment.
I do have this code saved on Gist and locally in Notepad++ so i will work on this and post here when its working.
Simple enough. These little things take a fair amount of time to write from scratch sometimes, to be honest, Bare with me please.
Here’s another solution which adds a checkbox simply by installing the plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/growmap-anti-spambot-plugin/
Thanks for this plug-in solution! Works perfectly. And my previous post where I said simple, I definitely didn’t mean “EASY”. Simple and easy are rarely the same thing!
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