You can prevent spammers from registering and commenting by installing reCAPTCHA in your WordPress site.
CAPTCHA is like an image that is made of letters and numbers and users need to type the same letters and numbers correctly to prove that they are not bots. It is difficult for Bots to solve it because they can not read the image.
CAPTCHA plugin is a very good tool for fighting spam in WordPress. Here I have created a list – 6 Best CAPTCHA Plugins for WordPress site
Today in this article, I will tell you how to add Google captcha in WordPress.
How to Add Google ReCAPTCHA to WordPress Login and Registration Form
First, log in to your WordPress dashboard. After that install Google Captcha (reCAPTCHA) by BestWebSoft plugin in your site. Google Captcha (reCAPTCHA) plugin protects your WordPress website from spam entries. You can use it for login, registration, password recovery, comments, popular contact forms and more.
After activating the plugin, it will add a new menu item in your WordPress dashboard – Google Captcha. Just click on it. This will take you to the settings page of the plugin. As you can see in the screenshot,
To use Google reCAPTCHA, you will be asked to enter the Site Key and Secret Key. To get these API Keys, you will need to visit the Google reCAPTCHA website.
After visiting the Google reCAPTCHA website, here you will have to enter your website information.
After entering all the information, click the submit button. Your site key and secret key will be generated and will look like this,
Go back to your WordPress dashboard and enter your Site key and Secret key on Google Captcha Settings page.
Note: If you have selected reCAPTCHA Version 3 in the Google ReCaptcha website, select the reCAPTCHA version 3 in the plugin as well.
Congratulation! Google Captcha has been enabled on your site.
If you want to enable Captcha for all the forms of your site such as Login form, Registration form, Reset password form, Comments form, then you just have to select all those options.
In addition, the Google Captcha plugin also supports some popular plugins for which you can enable captcha protection.
- Contact form 7
- Fast Secure Contact Form
- Jetpack Contact Form
- MailChimp for WordPress
- Ninja Forms
If you want to hide it, you can disable it for these users,
I hope this article helped you add Google reCAPTCHA to your WordPress.
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