Joomla 5 Notice

Today, October 31, 2023, we released Visforms 4.4.0.
We are pleased to announce that our Joomla extension Visforms is now compatible with Joomla 5.

Our Joomla extension Spambotcheck is currently not yet compatible with Joomla 5 and the installation cannot be started on Joomla 5. We expect to release a release with Joomla 5 compatibility shortly.

For all who are still updateing from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4: Joomla 4 Migration instructions are available here:

There is now a separate Documentation for Visforms for Joomla 4!

New Version of Plugin Spambotcheck released

There is a new release of plugin spambotcheck for Joomla! 2.5 and 3.

The release has some great new features.

First of all, I included a component.

It will allow you to look at the data logged in the spambot_attemps database and delete them if you want to (or the table grows to much).

Second the component tries to evaluate, if a user, who was able to register or login, is suspicious and might be a spam user. Sometimes spammer find a new leak and the spambot databases are slow to react. Therefore over a short period of time there may be a boost of spam registrations on your website despite of all efforts of plugin spambotcheck. So I tried to provide you with more information and thus make it easier for you to find and ban spam users. There is a "trust" feature too, that allows you to flag users that should allways be trusted (and not checked on login). It can supplement the whitelist feature of the plugin and may save you long whitelists.

Third I included a simple blacklist in the plugin. If spam attacks from one "domain" gets to bad you can just bar out this domain for a while.