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Web Design / Re: Need to stop having Google maps in websites
« Last post by Archibald on July 17, 2018, 08:03:34 AM »
The Google website still says "As of June 11, 2018, you must enable billing with a credit card and have a valid API key for all of your projects."

I have not enabled billing but I received an email from Google yesterday saying "If your usage stays at its current level, you can continue using Maps, Routes, and Places for free - your current rate of usage is covered by our $200 free monthly credit."

Anyway, Google maps, including StreetView and JavaScript API are still working on my websites.

I'm still thinking of switching to OpenStreetMap becasue their graphics are so very much better.
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WebPlus / Re: CAPTCHA v1 Shutdown - Need a fix
« Last post by Ali on July 16, 2018, 08:44:25 AM »
What Archibald said!

See one in action here - try filling out the form (but please don't send a message, as the publican would not be happy getting test messages!) to see it working:

http://www.nagsheadcastledonington.com/#contact
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WebPlus / Re: CAPTCHA v1 Shutdown - Need a fix
« Last post by Archibald on July 15, 2018, 06:48:54 PM »
3+5=8    How would I implement such a thing on a WebPlus X8 "Contact Us" form?
In WebPlus you would place an edit box within the form for the site visitor to enter 8.

If you choose to use Forms To Go Lite, you can validate the edit box to contain a specific value (or a range of values from 8 to 8 ).  See attached screenshot (where 'sum' is the name I've given to the edit box within WebPlus).

It's not advisable to use validation within WebPlus because that uses JavaScript and the chances are that the software spammers use would have JavaScript disabled.
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WebPlus / Re: CAPTCHA v1 Shutdown - Need a fix
« Last post by MarkE on July 15, 2018, 02:23:06 PM »
3+5=8    How would I implement such a thing on a WebPlus X8 "Contact Us" form?
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WebPlus / Re: CAPTCHA v1 Shutdown - Need a fix
« Last post by Alfred on July 15, 2018, 11:30:52 AM »
Another poster on another board said that "it cannot be done" because Serif never upgraded their Webplus X8 to accommodate the Google v2 code.

That was me, Mark! It may well be that I was mistaken and that there is a way to get it to work with v2, but it isn’t worth trying to get this working for the short time remaining before the SWR form handling service is switched off.

I recommend implementing a non-CAPTCHA method such as the simple question described by Ali.
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WebPlus / Re: CAPTCHA v1 Shutdown - Need a fix
« Last post by Ali on July 15, 2018, 10:02:22 AM »
I don't use CAPTCHA as such, just a simple, "What's 3+5?". Seems to work fine.
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WebPlus / Re: CAPTCHA v1 Shutdown - Need a fix
« Last post by Archibald on July 15, 2018, 09:35:05 AM »
In my view it is not worth using any form of CAPTCHA.  I've never used CAPTCHA and have received only a very small amount of spam.  It takes only a two seconds to delete an unwanted spam email.  How many potential customers are you losing because CAPTCHA puts them off completing your form?  I have 'contact us' forms on two websites and have not received any automated spam for several months now.  I do receive some manually-generated spam, mostly offering SEO or printing services, but CAPTCHA would probably not stop them.  A few years ago I was receiving a fair amount of spam, all from the same spammer.  To stop it I simply changed the 'Contact Us' web page from contact.html to contact2.html.

It seems very likely that iPage supports PHP.  I see iPage claims to have "customisable spam filters".

I use the free version of Forms To Go to generate a PHP script:
http://www.bebosoft.com/products/formstogo/overview/
It's much easier to set up than Tectite FormMail and has good email formatting capability.

Inserting code in the PHP script to reject form submissions containing "www" or "http" would probably stop 99% of automated spam (but could reject some genuine form submissions).
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WebPlus / Re: CAPTCHA v1 Shutdown - Need a fix
« Last post by MarkE on July 15, 2018, 04:08:48 AM »
Frank,

I'm simply using the built in WebPlus X8 functionality. I create a button, attach a form (page) to it. In that page the customer can input their email address and send me an email message. But I have the reCAPTCHA object on the page.  When I right click on the object and select "Edit reCAPTCHA form" I can edit built in paremeters. example:  public key, private key, ....which I obtained from Google a few years ago. But it is version 1 code, and I wasn't sure how to apply version 2 code to the webplus x8 object. Another poster on another board said that "it cannot be done" because Serif never upgraded their Webplus X8 to accommodate the Google v2 code. But I figured maybe that poster was mistaken and that there is a way to get it to work with v2.

Do you know if iPage (my host) supports PHP?  They are telling me that I have to stop using WebPlus and instead use one of their web site developer tools (ex: Weebly or Websitebuilder).

Thanks
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WebPlus / Re: CAPTCHA v1 Shutdown - Need a fix
« Last post by Frank B. on July 15, 2018, 02:26:43 AM »
Hi Mark,

It would help to know what you are using to process the form - I guess it's not SWR! Many third-party form processing options will have the option of adding google's captcha, but if not, it is usually possible to add the code manually. You will probably have to go to google's captcha site to sign up for an API and grab the code. https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/intro

Alternatively, you can use a server-side script that is secure enough to not need reCapture. For this you will need a host that supports PHP.

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WebPlus / CAPTCHA v1 Shutdown - Need a fix
« Last post by MarkE on July 14, 2018, 05:30:39 PM »
Hi,

I use Webplus X8 and my google captcha code v1 was working fine for years. Now v2  is out and v1 is no longer supported by Google. Does anyone have any step by step instructions on how to get my captcha code working again? I use it on a email form so customers can contact me.

Thanks
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