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 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