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[resolved] Really Simple Questions for Really Simple CAPTCHA (18 posts)

  1. TA 108
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am not a developer, I am a user.
    I have installed and activated Really Simple CAPTCHA which I cannot get to work.
    The Contact Form 7 works at http://nityanandaram.com/?page_id=195 and its been tested as working.
    I have verified with GoDaddy that the GD and FreeType library files are installed on the Linux server I use.
    I am on WordPress 3.4.2 using current Contact Form 7. On the server in the plugins directory, the really-simple-captcha folder has a "gentium" folder which seams to contain fonts and a tmp folder.

    In Media Settings, UNDER Uploading Files, Store uploads in this folder is set to the default of "wp-content/uploads".

    Question 1:
    On my web server there is no directory "wpcf7_captcha" under the "wp-content/uploads" folder. Do I need to create that "wpcf7_captcha" folder with the read-write permissions?

    Question 2:
    I don't understand the short code. If this is the short code for the CAPTCHA that I put under the code that creates the working form:

    [captchac your-captcha]
    <label>Enter the code: [captchar your-captcha]</label>

    What is the "your-captcha" supposed to be, or say, that creates the CAPTUCA boxes and input area? Can someone give me an example.

    Thank you!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/really-simple-captcha/

  2. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Question 1:
    On my web server there is no directory "wpcf7_captcha" under the "wp-content/uploads" folder. Do I need to create that "wpcf7_captcha" folder with the read-write permissions?

    Usually the wpcf7_captcha folder is created automatically when the parent folder allows it. If it has not been created, make it manually.

    Question 2:
    I don't understand the short code. If this is the short code for the CAPTCHA that I put under the code that creates the working form:

    [captchac your-captcha]
    <label>Enter the code: [captchar your-captcha]</label>

    captchac is CAPTCHA image and captchar is input field. "your-captcha" is just a name shared between captchac and captchar.

  3. TA 108
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for your reply. I created the wpcf7_captcha folder and assigned rights to it.

    Pasting this short code

    [captchac your-captcha]
    <label>Enter the code: [captchar your-captcha]</label>

    into the HTML tab directly under the Contact Form 7 short code in the editor results in me getting the working form, but the above Really-Simple CAPTCHA short code is appearing directly below the Send button on the published page. There is no input form fields or any text whatsoever.

    I honestly don't know why its not working.

  4. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You need to put the [captchac] and [captchar] into the form textarea of Contact Form 7 like other fields like [text] and [email], not directly into the page content.

    CAPTCHA

  5. TA 108
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ahhh....ha...duh. Okay, its working just fine now. I copied

    Input this code: [captchac captcha-170]
    [captchar captcha-170 4/4]

    changed the 170 to another number, tested, and its working great.

    How I did not understand that to begin with is...well...just sad.

    Thank you!

  6. dianabyron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    One very obvious thing seems to be missing from the documentation for Really Simple Captcha - what do you do to Contact Form 7 to get the captcha to show up??

  7. dianabyron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I found out how to do it - by going to one of the sites I built 3 years ago, looking in the Contact Form 7 -> Settings -> Edit and putting this code into the default html between [textarea your-message] </p> and <p>[submit "Send"]</p> :

    Please copy the letters into the box before you hit Send - this is fantastic for stopping spam and we really appreciate you helping!
    [captchac captcha-785]
    [captchar captcha-785]

    But it would still be nice if this was explained in the Installation or FAQ for this great little plugin!
    thanks

  8. fluentlight
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello! I wonder if someone here can help me!?

    I cannot get the instruction words "Input code here" to display! The actual captcha "code" to enter shows up fine and if sending a message and using it, it all works great. Just can't seem to get the instruction words to show up!

    Thoughts? Thanks!

  9. dianabyron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    fluentlight - I'm pretty new, but might be able to help. Just need more information.
    What are you trying to put Captcha into - contact form-7 or comment or.....?
    And where are you in your dashboard trying to see the "input code here" words?
    Is it Really Simple Captcha you're using, and what wordpress theme/version?

  10. fluentlight
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Diana! So nice of you to help!

    Yes, Contact 7 form.
    Latest version of WP.
    Theme is "Fluxus"

    And, I don't understand what you mean "where in the dashboard I'm trying to see the words" - What I'm saying is that at the bottom of my actual contact page after the form, the captcha code to input shows up fine, but only the 4 character code, without the words "input code here". Hope that make sense!

    My page is currently being constructed, and not open to the public, but opening it up for a while now incase you can have a look!

    Contact

    ~ Cliff

  11. dianabyron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Cliff,
    Here's my Contact page so you can see what I got to display above the Captcha:
    http://diannetrussell.com/contact

    Let's see if we can get something similar happening with yours.

  12. fluentlight
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Diana!

    Exactly, that's what I'm after! So the question is, where in the contact form are you are you inputing that text ...

    "Please copy the letters into the box before you hit Send - this is fantastic for stopping spam and we really appreciate you helping!"

    ... to get it to show up just before the captcha code? Do tell haha!

  13. dianabyron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Cliff,
    Ii made a page on my site with a screen shot to show how I got my Contact form to show the message I wanted with the Captcha:
    http://diannetrussell.com/?attachment_id=209

    Not sure if it will be the same for your theme, but give it a go.
    In your dashboard, go down the LHS and click Contact.
    Contact Form 1 is listed as a page (don't know why it calls it Contact form 1; perhaps meaning the first contact form I'm using; never mind).
    Hit Edit.
    Then it displays the code for Contact Form-7.
    Up the top in the brown box is the code that goes into your actual Contact page text box, to make the contact form appear on your page. That you must already have done.

    Down in the section titled "Form", is the black text code that comes standard with Contact Form-7, that formats how the contact form actually looks.
    I outlined with a coloured rectangle each bit you need to do so you can see it easily.
    To get your own words in, you have to put your text into this code below [textarea your-message] </p> and above <p>[submit "Send"]</p>
    Inside the red box is what I typed - my message, which you can see on my website Contact page.

    Inside the blue box is the Captcha shortcode that makes the Captcha numbers appear under the contact form, before Send. You must have done this already?

    So you have to put in both to make it work.
    Let me know how you go.

  14. fluentlight
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Wow Diana!

    such a detailed and great note! And, as they say, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words ...

    Now don't I feel like the idiot lol, I was looking for all things complicated ... in the plugin's .php file etc., when all I had to do is edit that right in the contact 7 screen!

    Thanks so much for your time, it works like a charm now :) If you ever need anything that I can help with, feel free to "contact" me! Bookmarked your page and will peruse as soon as I get a few minutes!

    ~ Cliff

  15. dianabyron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Cliff,
    Glad to be of service. I've had lots of help from people on forums, so it feels good to be able to return the energy and help others.
    I've also bookmarked your site. I see on Facebook you are a photographer - me too!
    My "home" site, the one you've seen, is my personal written expression and I've been using it as a practice run, to learn how to put all the security stuff and SEO in place. My next site will be my photos....
    Let's stay in touch....
    cheers,
    Dianne

  16. fluentlight
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's awesome, Diana, paying back is always cool! I too will get to that point! Absolutely do stay in touch, and cool that you're a photog too, would like to see your stuff soon! And I'll let yo know when my site is open - maybe you can even write a guest post, been reading a little of your "truths"! Do keep in touch!

    ~ Cliff

  17. NorthernSuze
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Diana you are a live saver!

    Wishing you a happy peaceful day filled with obedient electronics.

    Cheers

  18. dianabyron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi NorthernSuze,
    How did I save your life? However it was, glad to do it!
    My electronics have been quite obedient the last day or so.....
    Cheers to you too!

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