Using Gravity Forms ‘gform_abort_submission_with_confirmation’ PHP filter

The gform_abort_submission_with_confirmation filter determines if submissions are aborted without saving the entry, processing add-on feeds, or sending notifications.


A generic example for all forms:

add_filter( 'gform_abort_submission_with_confirmation', 'your_function_name', 10, 2 );

For a specific form with form ID 6:

add_filter( 'gform_abort_submission_with_confirmation_6', 'your_function_name', 10, 2 );


  • $do_abort (boolean): Indicates if the submission should abort without saving the entry. Default is false. Will be true if the anti-spam honeypot is enabled and the honeypot identified the submission as spam.
  • $form (Form Object): The form currently being processed.

More information

See Gravity Forms Docs: gform_abort_submission_with_confirmation

This filter was added in Gravity Forms v2.7. It is located in GFFormDisplay::process_form() in form_display.php.


Check a field value

Abort the submission if input 1 contains ‘i am a spam’.

add_filter( 'gform_abort_submission_with_confirmation', function( $do_abort ) {
    if ( $do_abort ) {
        return true;

    $is_spam = strpos( rgpost( 'input_1' ), 'i am a spam' ) !== false;
    return $is_spam;

Run anti-spam checks before entry save

Run anti-spam checks, such as Akismet, before the entry has been saved. This will also trigger the gform_entry_is_spam filter.

add_filter( 'gform_abort_submission_with_confirmation', 'abort_gf_submission_if_spam', 10, 2 );

function abort_gf_submission_if_spam( $do_abort, $form ) {
    if ( $do_abort ) {
        return true;

    $entry = GFFormsModel::get_current_lead();
    return GFCommon::is_spam_entry( $entry, $form );