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Spam Check with Human Presence

Form spam and bogus comment creation have plagued WordPress since inception. Human Presence utilizes anonymized behavior analysis and proprietary algorithms to invisibly detect and eliminate malicious bot activity without complicated configuration.

WS Form is fully integrated with Human Presence and provides a convenient and effective way of tackling form submissions from non-human sources.

Any submissions that are checked by Human Presence will be graded for spam, and a colored circle will accompany the submission in the WS Form submissions page. Red = blatant spam, Orange = possible spam, Green = not considered spam.

WS Form - Human Presence

Activate Human Presence

In order to use this action, you will need to have the Human Presence plugin installed and activated. To learn more about Human

Note: Version 3.2+ of the Human Presence plugin is required.

Additionally you need to enable protection for your form. To do this:

  1. Click on Human Presence in the WordPress admin menu.
  2. Check the Enabled switch for the form you want to protect. Alternatively you can click Settings and enable the Auto-Protection setting (Note: If you add a new form you may need to re-enable this settings).

If Human Presence deems a submission as spam, it will be marked as 100% spam in WS Form, moved to the spam folder and no further actions (e.g. Send Email) will run.

Configure Human Presence

To configure how Human Presence responses are processed:

  1. Click the settings icon at the top of the layout editor.
  2. Click the Spam tab.

You are then presented with the following options under the Human Presence section:

Bypass if Administrator

If checked this action will not run if you are signed in as an administrator. This is a useful feature to enable while you are developing forms.

Click Save & Close or Save to save your settings.

Learn More

To learn more about Human Presence, click here.