Snaptcha

Developer

Brian Litzinger

3rd Party (Commercial)


EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2
  • ExpressionEngine 3
  • ExpressionEngine 4
  • ExpressionEngine 5
  • ExpressionEngine 6

Compatibility

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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 has been acquired by BoldMinded. Read the announcement.

Purchase from boldminded.com/add-ons/snaptcha


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
  • Forum submission form
  • Freeform and Freeform Next
  • FormGrab
  • 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
  • FormGrab

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.

Snaptcha Links

This entry was created January 12, 2012, 1:16 pm.
This entry was last updated January 6, 2023, 6:13 am.

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