Add captcha to 'contact us' page to reduce spam

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ccwfarm / 5 Points
2014-03-16 10:15 pm EST
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How can I add a captcha to my 'contact us' page? I built the site a few years ago using the builder and don't see the option to add a captcha to the page. I'm getting too much spam from there now.

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3,713 Points
2014-03-17 2:52 am EST
Hello ccwfarm, and thank you for your question.

Unfortuantely the Premium Web Builder doesn't come with the ability to place a CAPTCHA on the Contact Us page. There is one that comes by default with the Guestbook, but even that is not the strongest CAPTCHA and could be subject to a bot trying to spam it.

If you're starting to get too much spam, you might want to consider switching to a more robust software like WordPress or Concrete5 for managing your website in the long term.

In the short term, you might wish to use a 3rd party PHP script and follow the steps in our integrate software with the Bulder guide to use an iframe to bring in the secured contact form to your website.

You could use Google's reCAPTCHA with PHP to handle verifying if a user is a bot or not. After a few minutes searching, I found PHP contact form script with reCAPTCHA which looks like it would fit your needs nicely.

Please let us know if you had any other questions at all.

- Jacob

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