Plugin - Akismet (Spam protection)

RSForm!Pro - AkismetThe RSForm!Pro - Akismet Plugin allows you to filter submissions through the Akismet service, thus offering a non-invasive method of detection spam submissions.

With this integration you will be able to block potential spam submissions to your form via the all popular Akismet service.

Joomla! 3.0

Tutorial - Using RSForm!Pro together with Akismet

The RSForm!Pro - Akismet Plugin is a Joomla! plugin that once installed and enabled will allow you to filter out spam submissions without any actual imput from your users (like captcha methods for example).

Technical requirements

In order to make the plugin work, you need:

  • Joomla! 3.x
  • Latest revision of RSForm! Pro
  • an active Akismet account

Getting the RSForm!Pro - Akismet plugin

In order to download the RSForm!Pro - Akismet Plugin you must have at least one active subscription of RSForm!Pro. Simply go to the My Downloads section of our website (You must be logged-in in order to see the My Downloads section).

In the list of downloads go to the RSForm!Pro section, and download the RSForm!Pro - Akismet plugin.

Installing the plugin

Once you have downloaded the RSForm!Pro - Akismet Plugin, you can install it using the default Joomla! installer as shown in the image

RSform!Pro - Customer Downloads

The RSForm!Pro Akismet Plugin should auto-publish itself, but if that doesn't happen, you can go to Extensions / Plugin Manager and enable it. The plugin is located in the System group and you can identify it by the name of "System - RSForm!Pro Akismet"

Akismet integration

Enabling the integration

Once you have enabled the plugin, go to RSForm!Pro » Manage Forms and edit the form where you want to use the RSForm!Pro - Akismet Plugin. You will notice that one more tab has appeared.

In order for the plugin to work you will have to enable it from Extensions > Plugin Manager, enter the Akismet API key in Components > RSForm!Pro > Configuration > Akismet. The API key can be generated here.

Akismet parameters

After selecting your desired form, you will have to:

  • go to the Akismet Integration tab (Components > RSForm!Pro > Form Manager > edit a form) and enable the integration for the form
  • Akismet has three basic areas that can be checked against spam patterns: Author, Email and Body text. You can map any of your RSform!Pro fields to these. The spam verifications will be made against the values filled in these particular fields.

Video tutorial:

RSForm!Pro integration with Akismet

Mark as Spam: If a submission has been missed as spam by the Akismet filters you can manually submit it to their servers to learn from it. This is done via the "Manage Submissions" section, after you edit the submission, a "Mark as Spam" button is provided in the bottom area.
09 Jun 2021
Version 3.0.0
  • Updated - Joomla! 4.0 and RSForm! Pro 3.0 compatibility.
18 Feb 2020
Version 2.0.1
  • Added - Can now manually mark submissions as spam (when editing a submission in the backend).
26 Aug 2019
Version 2.0.0
  • Updated - Code improvements.
  • Updated - Bumped minimum requirements to Joomla! 3.7.0 and RSForm! Pro 2.0.0
06 Jul 2016
Version 1.51.0
  • Added - Joomla! automatic updates support.
  • Updated - Bumped minimum requirements to RSForm! Pro 1.51.0 and Joomla! 2.5.28
  • Fixed - Uninstalling the plugin would not remove the tables.
  • Fixed - PHP 7 compatibility.
26 Aug 2019
Version 1.50.0
  • Updated - Deleting a form removes Akismet entries.
  • Updated - Backing up or restoring forms carry over the Akismet configuration.
22 Nov 2013
Initial Release

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