Protect Your WordPress Site / Contact Form 7 from Spam Email
Are you sick of your inbox being slammed with spam email from your Contact 7 form?
There are two ways to protect to your WordPress site with Contact Form 7 from unwanted spam email. Combining these two methods will give you the greatest protection.
Step 1: Integrate Askimet spam protection using author, author_email, and author_url tags.
To use Akismet to protect Contact Form 7, you need to give specific options to input fields (form-tags).
There are three Akismet-related options:
You give this option to the field where submitters input their names.
[text* your-name akismet:author]
You give this option to the field where submitters input their email addresses.
[email* your-email akismet:author_email]
You give this option to the field where submitters input the URL of their websites.
[text your-url akismet:author_url]
Note: I only used the reCAPTCHA keys shown in this video for demonstration purposes in the video, and created a new integration after.