This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Geo-Captcha & Geo-Blacklist

Description

!!! IMPORTANT !!!
If you have used the old Geo-Captcha plugin please completly uninstall it (the form is on the main page of the plugin)
and remove the plugins files. Geo-Captcha & Geo-Blacklist ist fully based on the old Geo-Captcha plugin but is not
compatible with it and uses new names for options and databases!
!!! IMPORTANT !!!

There are a lot of ways to prevent spam. One that is still pretty often used is to let your readers type a code from a
captcha image to a textbox. Geo-Captcha uses the same technic but you can define a whitelist with countries. People from
this countries will not be forced to enter the captcha code. You can also define a blacklist which prevents people from
some countries from posting any comments.

The location of the visitors is checked using the GeoLite Country-Library from MaxMind (http://www.maxmind.com).
The captcha image is generated using SecurImage from drew010 (http://www.phpcaptcha.org).

Screenshots

  • logo.jpg
  • screenshot-1.gif
  • screenshot-2.gif

Installation

  1. Upload geo-captcha-folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Set up the whitelist in the Geo Captcha Settings

Usage

You can activate and deactivate the geocaptcha function for comments and registration in the settings.
Add the country codes of the countries you don’t want to insert a captcha to the whitelist in the plugins settings.
Check you log and statistiks to see the countries which cause a lot of spam or who are false positivs.

Contributors & Developers

“Geo-Captcha & Geo-Blacklist” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

1.0

  • Released with new name