Update and plugin installation - Can anybody help a newbie?

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Im tired of getting spam mails so i think i need a "captcha" or something at contact us section. How can that be done?

Also want to update, but im not sure how i do it after downloading update, as it doesent happen automatically.

I have no coding or programming knowledge.

Thank you

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ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
What is your website address so I can take a look at your existing setup..
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
http://puzzlethepicture.com/
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
Your site is running 5.6.3.4
Your best option is to manually upgrade to 5.6.4.0, you cannot upgrade to 5.6.4.0 via the dashboard.
As for the captcha.. take a look in the legacy addons for the 'Honeypot' captcha it works well for my 5.6.X.X sites..
https://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/honeypot/...
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks, but i dont know how to update manually, any chance you want to present a simple step by step for dummies guide?
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
I would normally do the upgrade on my local wamp server, and when I was happy that is all working okay, I would replace the files and database on the live server.
As you have already posted that you have no coding or programming knowledge I would recommend that you get a developer to do the upgrade for you..
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
But do you really need coding knowledge for update a site? Is it not any step-by-step guide to follow?

And how do you install addons (?) as this might be a quicker way to solve this maybe (?)
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
I actually manage to install the Keycaptcha - 1.0 addon :http://prntscr.com/lrncwj

but its not showing on my live site for some reason, even after clear cache..
DKPatel replied on at Permalink Reply
Which Concrete5 version currently you used?

if you used concrete5 - 5.6.3.4 then first it update to version 5.7.5.13.

follow below steps :

1) Take project backup and database backup.
2) First download Concrete5 Repo. from "https://www.concrete5.org/developers/developer-downloads/". make sure a version which you download is less or equal to 8. (if you used concrete5 - 5.6.3.4 then first it update to version 5.7.5.13)
2) Remove concrete folder from your project.
3) Copy concrete folder from downloaded Repo.
4) Open concole in you project dir.
5) And run ./concrete/bin/concrete5 c5:update
JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
JohntheFish
If this is a 5.6 site, the only correct part of the above instruction is about taking a backup. The rest will of the above instruction will fail.

There is no upgrade route from 5.6.x to any subsequent c5 core. The only route from 5.6.x to 5.7.5.13 or v8 is to develop a new site, which may be assisted by a content export and subsequent import. But that is not a built in upgrade.
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
Not sure actually how i check which site version im runing but it was mention over here that it was 5.6.3.4

Anyway, the only problem actually is the spam emails from the contact sheet, therefore i tried ti install captcha that was suppose to work with this version, but its not showing on the live site (see my post above) , do you know why?
JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
JohntheFish
Have you checked that the captcha service still exists? With so many sites standardising on reCaptcha now, a lot of older captcha services have closed.
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
What do you mean "exist" ? I downloaded a zip, and installed it, what more can i do?

Btw, do you by any chance know other captcha addons that would work with my site? This one seem to be compatible only on 5.7 and above:https://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/recaptcha...
JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
JohntheFish
Most Captcha addons interface to an external service, not everything is in the zip. The c5 server and/or web page captcha calls a url in the external service.
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
Any suggestion on how to stop the spam from the contact form?
Gondwana replied on at Permalink Reply
Gondwana
If you want a low-tech and inelegant solution:
https://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/contact-form-no-links1...
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
So i can uninstall current contact form and install this? Wouldnt this effect the design/UI of the webpage?
Gondwana replied on at Permalink Reply
Gondwana
Yes and yes. It could be edited/restyled within limits to match your current site, but that might be a job for a developer.

It should be safe for you to install the 'no links' package and plonk its block onto a new page, so you can see what it looks like. When done, delete that page and uninstall 'no links'.
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
Dont you think it might be faster to just find a new captcha addon that is operative?
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
Anyone?
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
Have you activated the captcha?
go to /dashboard/system/permissions/captcha/ and select your captcha from the drop down list..
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
By the way, this is the one I prefer for a 5.6 site..
https://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/honeypot/...

It works in the background and does not show up as a captcha on your form.
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
I did installed it yesterday, but the spam emails keep coming in. How do i know its activated? Anything i can do?
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
Attach a screen shot of your /dashboard/system/permissions/captcha/ page and another of your form/options page
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
http://prntscr.com/m5qkai
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
and another of your form/options page
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
please advise where i can find form/option page
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
Put your form into edit mode (edit the block) and find one of the tabs called 'Options' and click it.
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
Front end of the website you mean? Clicking the contact form?

I get this, cant see any "option":http://prntscr.com/m5v81n (?)
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
Yes - click edit and then look for the Options tab
mainmike replied on at Permalink Reply
I only get this then:http://prntscr.com/m5wqha
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
So, how do you enable a captcha on your custom form?
Do you really need a custom form, could you not use the standard form instead?
The standard form comes with the options that you are missing.

I can tell you that the Honeypot Captcha is enabled on your form by looking at the source code of your Contact page..