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Snaptcha

Developer

PutYourLightsOn - Ben Croker

3rd Party (Commercial)
Current Version: 1.7.4
Release Date: Nov 24, 2014

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Editor's Pick
Each month the devot:ee staff picks an add-on that's especially well thought out, well built, and useful. They're add-ons that we love and think you will too!

Snaptcha was chosen in October 2013.

Snaptcha is an invisible captcha and will be the last time you will ever have to think about protecting your forms from spam bots.

Snaptcha (Simple Non-obtrusive Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is an invisible captcha and will be the last time you will ever have to think about protecting your forms from spam bots.

Snaptcha will automatically add a hidden field to your forms and will validate it on submission. If it determines that a spambot is attempting to submit the form then it will prevent the form from being submitted and will output an error message. You can control the level of security as well as the error message text.

The following forms are supported:

  • Comment form
  • Safecracker form
  • Channel form (since EE 2.7)
  • Forum submission form
  • Freeform form
  • Zoo Visitor registration form
  • ProForm form
  • DevDemon Forms
  • Member registration form
  • User Module registration form
  • FreeMember registration form
  • Threaded Comments form
  • Google Custom Search form
  • Email Form add-on
  • Solspace Rating form
  • IntoEEtive Stand-Alone Member Register
  • Email Module

Comparison with Honeypot

The Honeypot captcha method is similar to Snaptcha’s low security level. It simply adds a hidden input field to the form and “hopes” that spam bots will enter a value into it, thereby giving them away as bots. Snaptcha’s medium and high security levels are far more secure than Honeypot, requiring javascript and the latter only allowing single form submissions. This means that the vast majority of spam bots will be blocked.

Latest Updates (full changelog)

  • Added support for Solspace Rating (v1.7)
  • Added support for Proform (v1.6)
  • Added template tag for Snaptcha field and ability for developers to integrate into their add-ons (v1.5)
  • Added support for User Module and Zoo Visitor (v1.4)
  • Added optional logging of rejected form submissions (v1.3)
  • Fixed bug in new forum topic form (v1.2.1)
  • Added support for Forum Submission forms (v1.2)
  • Added support for Member Registration forms (v1.1)

In-Depth Reviews:
Out with the Spam! Snaptcha for ExpressionEngine
Avoiding CAPTCHA With ExpressionEngine


Snaptcha Links

This entry was created January 12, 2012, 1:16 pm.
This entry was last updated November 24, 2014, 1:40 pm.

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16 Reviews:

angie 09.04.14

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One of my favorite add-ons. Has worked perfectly every time we’ve used it. Regular CAPTCHA wishes it was this cool. :)

David Hyland 12.16.13

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The best thing since sliced bread! Well maybe not quite but pretty close. Thank you Ben!

THEMOST 10.05.13

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i paid for better life.

kubik101 09.12.13

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I can not thank the developer for this plugin enough. Seriously…it just saved my life with the new update to handle member registrations and to work in with FreeMember…get it and use it, it’s the best…!!!!

pageaffairs 07.11.13

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Before this add-on, I was so depressed by comment spam I turned off comments. Then I uploaded Snaptcha, clicked Enable, entered the license number, and WOW—no more rotten spam comment. At all. Not a single one. And the installation is that simple. Magic! I highly recommend this extension.

shawncalvert 06.18.13

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Thank you! I’m using FreeForm Pro and the keyword blocking was clearly not working—we were getting 10+ spam messages a day. I turned this plugin on, pasted in one line of code in all of my forms, and no spam since.

susank 04.30.13

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Magic. Comment spam is gone. Disappeared. Poof. What a luxury! I can focus now… on writing for the site. Administering it. Gone is the constant low-level pain and distraction of having to clean up comment spam to the end of my days. Bye bye captcha, too. Barriers to entry for site visitors: Gone.

Media Surgery 02.15.13

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Was using Honee-pot for some years but Snapthca is now the add-on of choice for spam. Well worth purchasing.

Big Steve 02.08.13

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Downloaded Snaptcha, installed it and no more spam registrations.  Thank you—saving me hours already!

Jules6120 11.24.12

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Fantastic add-on that stopped the spam we were getting dead it in tracks.

EpicVoyage 06.13.12

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This brought one of my sites from 500 spam comments a week to 0. Thanks, Ben.

Andrew Weaver 05.29.12

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This has been fantastic. It’s reduced the spam on my site from a few dozen member sign-ups and forum posts a day to nothing. A huge time-saver and a bargain at the price.

lehrerfreund 01.24.12

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Bam! Just great: Ultra-simple to set up, works absolutely perfect. Have 15.000 visitors/day, not 1 spam-mail until now with Snaptcha.
And 9$ is absolutely ok!

Venveo 01.20.12

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Why didn’t we have this add-on years ago?! We deal with spam issues often so Snaptcha is a great solution. Very simple and easy to use too.

Calan 01.18.12

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In 3 words it’s ‘absolutely bloody brilliant’. From around 40 spam form mails a day to zero with no effort. Definitely the simplest method of cutting out spam. Ben, you’re a legend.

mithra62 01.17.12

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Such a simple, user friendly and, more importantly, effective way to fight the spam battle. It allowed me to remove all CAPTCHA from my site and improve the user experience dramatically.