I am looking for best option on Captcha. Plugin's don't seem to be the answer because this is a custom form for the theme I am using. Unfortunately, they don't offer any spam protection. The form is heavily styled so I do not want to start from scratch. I do have access to the contact form code and can plug one right in.

I can't imagine I am the only one with this issue. Doing a Google search hasn't been very insightful as well.

Is my best option to find a plugin or add custom code? if so - can I do some kind of Javascript only protection? I'd rather not integrate it with PHP unless I have to...

  • Use a slider captcha, easy to integrate and stops bot spam.
    – Christine Cooper
    Mar 27, 2013 at 18:39

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I'd say this question is mostly off-topic since it's not WordPress-specific. Mostly, because the majority of PHP solutions out there use sessions, which will not work out-of-the-box in WordPress.

Google search actually handles this question quite well. Have a look at this discussion for nice techniques.

Finally, Contact Form 7 has Captcha built-in.

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