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Sweet Captcha

Protect your website from spam using our human friendly, fun and designed Captcha plugin

11 reviews
Average Rating
3.7 out of 5 stars
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Didn't work at all on my website!
By , for WP 4.1

And also wasn't able to delete my account on their website.

Inputs hidden code, adds search bar and slows down performance dramatically
By , for WP 4.0

There is a hidden code they use to monetize through errnio.
This adds a second search bar on the screen at mobile phones and slows down performance of the site dramatically.
It was never mentioned on terms and conditions.

Hidden search bar features
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin contains the following line in sweetcaptcha.php:

wp_enqueue_script('sweetcaptcha-csrf', '//'.SWEETCAPTCHA_SITE_URL.'/api/v2/apps/csrf/'.$app_id, array(), $ver, true);

which loads an external JS file that adds a revenue raising search bar to your website when displayed on mobile devices.

The search bar appears under the address bar in mobile safari and contains the words "Search Web". If used, your search is routed through http://www.errnio.com and http://www.trovi.com

I don't believe this is mentioned anywhere in the documentation for the plugin, and I wouldn't have installed it if i knew it was hijacking searches to raise money.

Doesn't work, just get adds
By , for WP 4.0

Someone should get this off WordPress plugin list.

Does not work
By , for WP 3.8.3

Unbeknown to me my users were not able to login into their account for weeks. No more chances, endless trouble, disabled and deleted.

Crashes WordPress
By ,

Followed all the install instructions. Even went as far as logging in to the website but nothing would make it work. Worse still it crashes my WordPress install front end just after the first css include so nothing renders.

Luckily the admin console was not affected and once deactivated the site comes back.

Shame. Looks pretty good.

Backlinks Spam
By , for WP 3.4.2

You realize this captcha calls to the sweetcaptcha server for images etc I suppose if you don't mind that just worry this will be rendered useless if their server goes down

Does not work
By , for WP 3.5.1

The Captcha does NOT show up. I did all settings right, but nothing to see. Broken with WP 3.5? 3.5.1?

Summary: It does not work.


It was nice until it stopped working!
By , for WP 3.4.2

I had an issue. Contacted their support. They said it was an issue with my web host. Who investigated the files and even forwarded the issue up the ladder to specialists who told me exactly what the problem was. So I sent a reply BACK to Sweet Captcha who said, "Something is wrong?" WTF kind of support is this. You guys TOLD ME to contact you if I needed further assistance, I did and now you're pulling it out of your butts.

I will NOT recommend this plugin to anyone any more. Which sucks because it was really cute and worked well for about a week.

Don't do it.

Doesn't work
By , for WP 3.4.2

No install instructions. Takes you to some bogus site. Could not uninstall fast enough.

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