Elementor: How To Stop Getting Spam Submissions on WordPress

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Hello everyone, my name is Lucas Dantas and today you will learn how to stop getting spam form submissions on your Elementor WordPress website. This tutorial will guide you step by step so you only get form submissions from real humans on your website and your inbox will thank you later as well.

Before you start, keep in mind that all steps below need to done on all the pages where you have a form, there is no other way around, you will have to do that on each form you would like to protect from spam submissions.

Editing Elementor Forms

Locate the page where your form is and click on Edit with Elementor.

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Find the form and click on Edit Form.

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In the left panel, click on Add item.

spam form submissions elementor wordpress

On field Type, choose reCAPTCHA V3 and then name the field like shown below.

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After you have added the item, you will see that your form will show a message.

To use reCAPTCHA V3, you need to add the API Key and complete the setup process in Dashboard > Elementor > Settings > Integrations > reCAPTCHA V3.

To use reCAPTCHA V3, you need to add the API Key and complete the setup process in Dashboard > Elementor > Settings > Integrations > reCAPTCHA V3.

Click on Update to publish the page.

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Click on the icon on the left upper corner and then click on Exit to Dashboard.

spam form submissions elementor wordpress

Click on the WordPress icon on your left upper corner.

spam form submissions elementor wordpress

Locate the Elementor option on the left panel and then click on Settings.

spam form submissions elementor wordpress

Click on the Integrations tab, locate reCAPTCHA V3 and click on the link right below it.

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You will be redirected to: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/about/

Creating A reCAPTCHA V3 API Key

Now click on V3 Admin Console. If you do not have a Google Account, you will be asked to create one, then you will be able to move to the next step.

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Click on the PLUS sign to add your website.

spam form submissions elementor wordpress

Fill out the form on the next screen with you website information and make sure you check the box for reCAPTCHA V3.

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Now copy these keys so you can paste them on the Elementor integrations page.

spam form submissions elementor wordpress

Make sure you paste each key on their respective fields.

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Then scroll all the way to the bottom and click on Save Changes.

spam form submissions elementor wordpress

That is it! Now your form protected against spam submissions. If you have more forms, now the only thing you have to do is to add the reCAPTCHA V3 field on each one of them. The same key will be used across all your Elementor forms.

Keep in mind that you only need one API key for domain name. If you have different domains, I recommend to create an API Key for each one.

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That’s it! I hope this content was relevant to you. Do you have questions? Leave them in the comments section.

I wish you success, see you!

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