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WooCommerce: My Account Registration Anti-Spam Honeypot

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Here’s my personal attempt to fight against the WooCommerce My Account Page registration spam, without installing yet another captcha plugin.

I’m pretty sure this solution is not perfect, because spam bots are very “smart”, but it can help prevent most fake registrations.

The way I built it, is by adding a custom input field to the My Account Register form with an empty value. Hidden via CSS, this is not visible to the user – but it is visible to spam bots, which will try to post a value. The trick here is the validation check; an error will be generated if the input has a value, and therefore should prevent most fake registration to go through.

Take a look at the code, test it, and enjoy!

PHP Snippet: (Try to) Prevent Fake Spam Registrations @ My Account Page

/** * @snippet Custom Captcha @ WooCommerce My Account Registration * @how-to Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE * @author Rodolfo Melogli * @compatible WooCommerce 7 * @donate $9 https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/ */ add_action( ‘woocommerce_register_form’, ‘bbloomer_register_form_honeypot’, 9999 ); function bbloomer_register_form_honeypot() { echo ‘

‘; } add_filter( ‘woocommerce_registration_errors’, ‘bbloomer_register_form_honeypot_check’, 9999, 3 ); function bbloomer_register_form_honeypot_check( $errors, $username, $email ) { if ( isset( $_POST[‘bb_reg_hp’] ) && ! empty( $_POST[‘bb_reg_hp’] ) ) { $errors->add( ‘registration-error-invalid-honeypot’, ‘Sorry, our system flagged this registration attempt as non-human.’ ); } return $errors; }

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Where to add custom code?

You should place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file and CSS at the bottom of its style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files – if you need more guidance, please take a look at my guide “Should I Add Custom Code Via WP Editor, FTP or Code Snippets?” and my video tutorial “Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?”

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything went as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting.

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Rodolfo Melogli

Business Bloomer Founder

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

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