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reCAPTCHA Jetpack

Description

Jetpack makes it easy to add contact forms to your WordPress site, but you may want a simple way to add a Google reCAPTCHA to prevent spam. This plugin will manipulate the Jetpack [contact-form] shortcode to prepend the Google script, add a button, and parse the response.

This plugin allows both reCAPTCHA v2 and invisible reCAPTCHA (see screenshots and choose whatever works for you!).

Shoot me a question about it on Twitter: @bozdoz.

This plugin is open source on GitHub!

Screenshots

  • Register with Google reCAPTCHA and fill in your site key, and secret key (also, choose which kind of reCAPTCHA; see other screenshots for examples)
  • Example Jetpack form with reCAPTCHA v2.
  • Example Jetpack form with invisible reCAPTCHA.

Installation

  1. Install from the WordPress plugin install page in the admin.

OR

  1. Choose to add a new plugin, then click upload
  2. Upload the recaptcha-jetpack zip
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

None yet! Shoot me a question about it on Twitter: @bozdoz.

Installation Instructions
  1. Install from the WordPress plugin install page in the admin.

OR

  1. Choose to add a new plugin, then click upload
  2. Upload the recaptcha-jetpack zip
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Reviews

July 22, 2020
The plugin seems to work fine with the Classic Editor. This plugin has not been updated to handle how the Block Editor inserts the contact form. It inserts the reCAPTCHA code by looking for the [contact-form]...[/contact-form] tags. That works, if you insert the form with the Classic Editor. I will be updating this plugin to work with the Block Editor for my own purposes, and will either collaborate with the current author or will release the revised code under the GPL license. (I prefer to collaborate!) I may also implement V3 reCAPTCHA if I have the time...
May 28, 2020
I can´t believe Jetpack has amazing forms finally working fine, but I can´t use them because there is not a single plugin that integrates recaptcha with them. This one looked promising, but the form keeps loading without being able to validate the user.
March 24, 2019
Very simple to configure, works very well in WordPress 5.1.1 and Jetpack 7.1.1.
November 23, 2018
My blog is much to small to justify paying to Akismet, but I was still get 2-5 spam emails a day through my contact form. I added this little plugin and that stopped completely. It loads on desktop and mobile for my twentysixteen theme. Just be aware that if a country blocks Google’s servers (eg China) then they won’t see a reCaptcha and won’t be able to send you a message. Thanks very much dev!
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Contributors & Developers

“reCAPTCHA Jetpack” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

0.2.2

  • Added additional isset checks to fix undefined index errors.

0.2.1

  • Renamed plugin to reCAPTCHA Jetpack; added minor Google response validation and nonce verification.

0.2.0

  • Added invisible reCAPTCHA; fixes to plugin activation.

0.1.0

  • First Version. Basic [contact-form] manipulation.