Hiddy: slim down your spam queue on WordPress

It’s been over two months since my last post, sorry :oops:

Let’s talk about a great Italian plugin for WordPress: Hiddy. Hiddy is a simple and light plugin that adds a field to the comments form: this field has a pseudo-random name (chosen among a set of “interesting” names, like e-mail, url, etc.) and is placed inside a DIV with a random class.

<div class="A10ZHW4BMEY">
  <input type="text" name="easyCaptcha" value="" />
</div>

Thanks to a simple CSS rule this field will be hidden to standard visitors but visible to spam-bots that try to fill all the available fields in the comments form.

Final result: if this hidden field is filled up, that comment is just spam and can be safely deleted from the database.

From now on your spam queue will be so empty ;-)

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