I run a dedicated support forum for my premium plugins, and it uses the wonderful new bbPress 2.0 forum plugin. The support forum has been active less than a month and already I’m seeing an influx of spam replies to the actual support topics posted by real users. Of course this is annoying and, at times, difficult to manage manually. So today I wrote up a quick plugin that will add a reCaptcha anti-bot validation system to the topic reply form.
You can see the plugin live on my support forum, or just take a look at the screenshot below.
When a user tries to submit a reply and their reCaptcha input is invalid, a nice error message is displayed, like so:
I hope to expand the plugin to include support for displaying the reCaptcha form on the new topic forms as well. Please let me know what you think in the comments. The plugin is free to download below.
Version 1.0.1 – removed reCaptcha for admin users
Version 1.0.2 – added reCaptcha to New Topic creation formsDownload Plugin