A simple plugin for adding the new No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA by Google to WordPress login, registration and comment system as well as BuddyPress registration form to protect against spam.


  • Option to activate CAPTCHA in login, registration, comment and BuddyPress registration forms.
  • Choose a theme for the CAPTCHA.
  • Auto-detects the user’s language.

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  • Add your reCAPTCHA keys.
  • Select where to activate.
  • Plugin general settings.
  • CAPTCHA in action at comment form
  • CAPTCHA in action at registration form
  • CAPTCHA in action at login form
  • CAPTCHA in action at buddypress registration form


Installing No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA is just like any other WordPress plugin.
Navigate to your WordPress “Plugins” page, inside of your WordPress dashboard, and follow these instructions:

  1. In the search field enter No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA. Click “Search Plugins”, or hit Enter.
  2. Select No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA and click either “Details” or “Install Now”.
  3. Once installed, click “Activate”.


Any question? post it in the support forum.


Works, but needs improvement

A couple issues with this plugin, all of which can easily be fixed (and let me know if they do get fixed, I will happily add that star back into it!)

First, I’m using a custom theme with very few modifications, and no modifications to the backend. So these would likely affect a vanilla WordPress install.

Issue #1) The settings page for this plugin is a massive menu item. It’s the only link in the menu that takes up two lines. And it’s a page you only need to use once. The link should be moved to the Settings menu, as a submenu item.

Screenshot of #1:

Issue #2) The ReCaptcha widget is clearly lacking some bottom margin on the login screen. It’s almost touching the button to sign in. This issue can easily fixed with CSS, but for some reason it was neglected.

Screenshot of #2:

Issue #3) The default verbiage for the recaptcha error can only be described as poor English. Thankfully you can change it, but you are going to want to change it on every site. The default is currently “ERROR: Please retry CAPTCHA”. It is important to note that the “No Captcha” ReCAPTCHA is not a captcha. That’s the whole point. Captchas involve letters. The error should say something like:

“ERROR: Please retry ReCAPTCHA” – at the very least, refer to the brand as this is NOT a regular captcha field.

“ERROR: Please confirm you are not a robot”

“ERROR: Please check the box below to prove you are a human”


Everything else looks good. These are quite nit-picky “issues” too. So unless these really bother you, this is a worthwhile plugin.

Hopefully these issues can be fixed and this becomes a stellar plugin! Thanks!

Works, but isn’t very slick

The plugin functions but doesn’t seem to have been very well thought out.

The CAPTCHA appears below the submit button, instead of before it – which is disruptive to the usability of the form.

It also appears to allow comments, then delete those which failed the captcha – rather than blocking them from being saved in the first place.

Other than that, the settings page and functionality are good – and with some engineering changes in the back end could be a great plugin.

So Simple and Effective

Very simple to set-up and use!

I installed this plug-in after multiple brute-force attacks against my login page. Since adding the reCaptcha to the form there hasn’t been an incident logged!

Thanks for your awesome work!

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Contributors & Developers

“No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Force delete comments that fails captcha test.


  • Remove overzealous activation check.
  • Bump minimum requirement to 4.0


  • Added integration to BuddyPress registration.


  • allow the plugin to be activated network-wide, and in this case display the settings page on the network admin side.
  • make the plugin fully translation-ready, and provide the french translation
  • remove warnings that display on first activation, when all options are not set
  • list the available language for CAPTCHA from the WordPress language packs. To add another language, simply install a new core language pack. This way, the list will only show the languages you are interested in.


  • Fix error where Captcha could be bypassed by disabling Javascript


  • Fixed header already sent error


  • Initial commit