Reducing Contact Form Spam

Spam coming through contact forms is a perennial problem and unavoidable on an unprotected form. The best way to protect your form is to use Google ReCaptcha which is supported by most contact form plugins.

The specific implementation method varies depending on your contact form but the general process is the same:

  1. Register a Google ReCaptcha API Key
  2. Install the key on your WordPress website

Login to the Google reCAPTCHA Admin dashboard

  • Navigate to
  • Login with your Google account
  • Select the + icon

    Complete the form

    Copy your API Key and Secret into your plugin Settings

    Article published 30th August 2022
    Last modified 02nd November 2023