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Rate limiting ?

  1. Our site was just hit with 300 form submissions in a 2 minute period

    How can we have Gravity Forms limit submission requests?

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday March 29, 2012 | Permalink
  2. Have you tried one of the Captcha options on your form?

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday March 30, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Thanks for the reply Kevin

    If I were getting lots of spam, I'd certainly consider it.

    As it is, I get next to no "bad" submissions.

    I would very much like an option to say "only allow X submissions a minute"

    and I'd default it to 3, with a note teling my web guest that they'll need to try to re-submit in X minutes.


    Posted 10 years ago on Friday March 30, 2012 | Permalink
  4. There's currently no way to throttle the submissions from within Gravity Forms itself. You can limit the total number of submissions, but not the rate. You could always use some jQuery to hide the submit button for a period. Unless your site is wildly popular, if you're getting that many submissions it's probably a bot of some kind and a client side solution wouldn't defeat that.

    Have you thought about trying the "anti-spam honeypot" option in the form settings? This should defeat most bots and still be unobtrusive/invisible to normal users.

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday March 30, 2012 | Permalink
  5. Ah, very nice, I hadn't seen the honeypot.

    yes, we'll enable that & see how we fare.

    thank so much!

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday April 4, 2012 | Permalink