Explore what spam is and learn how to prevent it with Akismet.
- [Instructor] Earlier in this course I mentioned that … you shouldn't use captchas because they're bad … for the user experience and that's certainly true. … But sometimes you might have bots that hit your site … and fill out your contact form trying to convince you … to buy something and that can be really annoying. … So if you have any amount of spam getting through it might … be worth looking into a few antispam solutions. … One of those is called Akismet and it's designed … specifically for Wordpress. … You've likely seen this before it's one of the two default … plugins when you install Wordpress. … Primarily it's used for comment spam but it also integrates … with the Jetpacked contact form, so let's go to our site … and set this up. … I'll go to my site and under Plugins you'll likely see … Akismet already installed. … If you don't, you can add it by searching for Akismet, … I'll click Activate which turns it on and once you do, … you should see a button encouraging you to connect …
- Choosing the right plugin for you
- Best practices with forms
- Mitigating email deliverability problems
- Using Jetpack, Ninja Forms, and Gravity Forms
- Creating and adding a basic form
- Creating extra fields
- Using conditional logic in your form
- Creating a landing page
Skill Level Beginner
1. An Introduction to Contact Forms
2. Using Jetpack Contact Form
3. Using Ninja Forms
4. Using Gravity Forms
5. Building a Landing Page
Create a landing page4m 5s
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