Combat spam registrations for a BuddyPress-powered site using Google's reCAPTCHA
Important: Since version 2.0, this plugin now requires at least PHP 5.3. Please make sure you are running latest available version of PHP on your server.
This plugin adds Google's reCAPTCHA to the BuddyPress registration field to prevent bots from registering and keep your site free from spam registrations.
reCAPTCHA is "tough on bots, easy on humans": while it is increbianle effective on preventing bots from registering, most of the time all the user needs to do to verify themselves is simply check a box.
After installing this plugin, you will need to register your site with Google (requires a Google account) and enter the site key and secret key on the Settings > BuddyPress > Options admin menu. If you would prefer not to use Google's service, there is an alternative security check method also available; see below;
Prior to version 2.0, a less effective security check method was used where the user needed to answer simple math sum before registering. This method is still available, and can be turned on on the Settings > BuddyPress > Options menu.
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Compatible up to: 5.4.2
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Active Installs: 3,000+
1 of 2 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.
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