Plugin - Akismet (Spam protection)

Downloading and Installing the plugin


You can download the plugin by logging with your purchase user, then head to Downloads > Paid Downloads > RSForm!Pro > Modules & Plugins > "Akismet x.x".


Go to Extensions > Manage > Install > upload and install the plugin. Next navigate to Extensions > Plugins, search for the "System - RSForm! Pro Akismet" plugin and ensure it is published.


Using RSForm!Pro together with Akismet

The 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.

Technical requirements

In order to make the plugin work, you need:

  • Joomla! 3.x / Joomla! 4.x / Joomla! 5.x
  • Latest revision of RSForm! Pro
  • an active Akismet account

Adding the Akismet API key

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.


Enabling the integration

Once you have added the API Key, 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.

Click on the Akismet integration tab, then you can enable the integration for the form. Akismet has three basic areas that can be checked against spam patterns: Author, Email, Website 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.


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.

Video tutorial:

RSForm!Pro integration with Akismet
04 Mar 2024
Version 3.0.2
  • Added - Joomla! 5 native compatibility - no longer needs the 'Behaviour - Backward Compatibility' plugin.
13 Jan 2023
Version 3.0.1
  • Updated - IP address now takes into account the 'Behind Load Balancer' setting from Global Configuration.
  • Updated - Bumped minimum requirements to use Joomla! 3.9.0+
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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