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General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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Figthing spam in comments

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Community Member, 11 Posts

24 December 2008 at 5:34am


Thanks for having integrated akismet spam filtering. For those interested in activating it please have a look at

Nevertheless akismet is not enough to me to prevent all spam... could you please add by default a honeypot that would fool robots? Here's how this works... and generally quite well:

In your (contact and user-generated) forms include a field called "email" (or website, or whatever relevant) and hide it with css (display:none) and in the processing script don't continue if there is something in there and if its empty continue processing.

I have no clue how to get that validation in silverstripe, but it would be great to have in default "contact" forms and user-made forms.


(PS: copied from archive section as no one can answer there anylonger: