Contact form

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  • #3559

    thoughton
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    My Kanso themed site has been online for about 3 days now, but without a contact form. Yesterday I added the default contact form (the one imported from the demo) to my one-page design.

    Today I received some contact form spam :)

    I can’t see any settings for the Contact form plugin anywhere. Is there any kind of captcha included? Or any suggestions which captchas will work with it?

    Thanks.

    #3576

    satori
    Member

    Hey Timothy,

    the Kanso theme uses the Grunion Contact Form as the basis for its contact form generator; there is no captcha available at the moment, can be emulated easily by including a “checkbox”-type field, declaring it as required and giving it a name like “Check this if you are human” :) However, if you do want a contact form with a captcha, I would recommend the Contact Form 7 plugin.

    To reduce comment spam, you can also try Akismet, a tool built by the same team who created WordPress itself. Although it’s not 100% perfect, it should filter out the majority of spam messages for you (I’m using it on all my WP installs).

    Sincerely,
    Andrii / Satori Studio

    #3577

    thoughton
    Participant

    Hi Andrii, thanks for the reply.

    I did consider using Akismet, but will it work on a regular contact form? I thought it only works on blog comments?

    I normally use CF7, so switching to that isn’t a big problem.

    Cheers,

    Tim

    #3585

    satori
    Member

    Hey Tim,

    Akismet also filters out contact form spam, as far as I am aware of – they are both made by the WordPress theme, thus are quite compatible.

    Sincerely,
    Andrii / Satori Studio

    #3587

    thoughton
    Participant

    That’s interesting! I don’t understand what will happen if it gets flagged as spam – there is no ‘spam’ queue the way there is for blog comments. I will investigate, thanks!

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