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Integrates reCAPTCHA anti-spam methods with WordPress including comment and registration spam protection.

29 reviews
Average Rating
3.8 out of 5 stars
Server Overload
By , for WP 4.2.2

just found out that WP-reCAPTCHA causes a server overload.
I've searched and fiddled around for months why and what regularly was causing the server a severe traffic and overload. After deactivating some plugins and one by one activating and monitoring them I figured it out.

So I deactivated recaptcha and removed it.

Cant get it to work in 1.9.01
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I personally cant get this to work :-( anyone know what files to include the fix below into.

By , for WP 4.1

Works great for my version and I love the new recaptcha. Key link is broken since google updated their site but its easy to find still.

Just works
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without a problem. The only thing is that is not customizable on which pages it can be enabled (like registration, comments, etc.). But, leaving that aside, works like a charm :)

Steps to Upgrade your plugin to V.4.0.1
By , for WP 4.0.1

Hi All,

The problem is solved ;)

Its very simple to fix the issue.

Following are the steps to solve the issue

  • 1. Visit the reCaptcha page of google and Click on the GetReCaptcha button
  • 2. If you are logged-in into google account it will not ask for login details otherwise get logged-in.
  • 3.It will take you to the following page https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin#list .
  • 4.Delete the old keys if you have of your DOMAIN, otherwise you might an ERROR: Global site keys are not supported
  • 5. Enter your domain name and all the details it require.
  • 6. It will generate new Site key and Secret Key.
  • 7. Paste this snippet before the closing </head> tag on your HTML template:
    <script src='https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api.js'></script>
  • 8. Paste this snippet at the end of the <form> where you want the reCAPTCHA widget to appear:
    <div class="g-recaptcha" data-sitekey="[YOUR-SITE-KEY]"></div>
  • 9. Update the wp-Recaptcha plugin to the latest version.
  • 10. Paste the new Site
    key and Secret key into the wp-recaptcha setting page.
  • 11. Delete all the Cache of your browser if you have or any other plugin you have installed for cache.
By , for WP 4.0.1

update broke it.

Effective against Spam
By ,

A very efficient way to reduce spam !

It is sad that is is not responsive but it works very well :P

works great
By , for WP 3.8

reCaptcha is the best captcha system and this plugin does well the WP integration part. Works in WP 3.8, should be updated to indicate that.

By , for WP 4.0

can u add a shortcode to insert it in a post?

Doesn't work on registration form
By , for WP 3.9.1

Doesn't seem to add reCAPTCHA to registration for the WordPress site even though I've configured the settings and everything.

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