I have applied the Honeypot module to my site and set it to protect all forms on the site.

The problem is I am unsure of how to test it to know that it is working as expected.

Can anyone tell me how to do this?

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Open up firefox or chrome, and inspect the form (using firebug or any equivalent). If you see any element with the class 'honeypot-*' and a label 'Leave this field blank'. Then its a honeypot field and its enabled.

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To check if it works. Make the element visible by changing display: none to display: block, enter a value into the input box and hit submit. The validation should fail.

  • Also, try enabling logging in Honeypot's settings, then check your Recent Log Entries page (in the Reports section of your site) after a day or two. I bet you'll find a few blocked spam attempts (or hundreds!). Mar 26, 2013 at 0:27
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    Something that tripped me up for a few minutes: If you are logged in as "Admin", honeypot will not add the fields. Log out and check it again.
    – Mark
    Jul 7, 2016 at 19:35
  • Mark's comment should be in the documentation of that module.... I was struggling about this "issue" for 1 hour...thanks @Mark!
    – DarkteK
    Jan 29, 2021 at 18:25

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