Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video Activating Akismet for spam protection, part of WordPress: Contact Forms.
- [Instructor] Earlier in this course,…I mentioned you shouldn't use captchas…because they're bad for 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.…That's pretty annoying for you.…So if you have any amount of spam getting through,…it might be worth looking at a few anti spam solutions.…One of those is called Akismet.…And it's designed specifically for WordPress.…You've likely seen it before.…It's one of the two default plugins…when you install WordPress.…
On most websites, it's used for comments spam…but it also integrates with the jet pack contact form.…So let's go to our site and set it up.…Go to our site.…Go back to our admin.…We'll go to plugins.…And we can activate right here.…In most cases, you should see Akismet.…If you don't, you can download it for free…from the WordPress plugin repository…by going to add new and then searching for Akismet.…But in most cases, it should be installed…
- Choosing the right plugin for you
- Best practices with forms
- Understanding email deliverability
- Using Jetpack, Contact Form 7, Ninja Forms, and Gravity Forms
- Creating and adding a basic form
- Creating extra fields
- Using conditional logic in your form
Skill Level Beginner
WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce Pluginswith Patrick Rauland2h 27m Intermediate
WordPress Plugins: Advanced Custom Fieldswith Morten Rand-Hendriksen1h 39m Intermediate
1. An Introduction to Contact Forms
2. Using Jetpack Contact Form
3. Using Contact Form 7
4. Using Ninja Forms
5. Using Gravity Forms
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