If you're not familiar with captchas they're a great way to prevent spammers from posting spam comments in your WordPress blog. A captcha is an image made up of letters and numbers, and a user is required to type those same letters and numbers correctly to prove they are not a spam bot. It is very tough for bots to read the image, and therefor it prevents automated spam bots from posting in your blog. In this article we'll show you how to install the WP-reCAPTCHA WordPress plugin.

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Search for and install the WP-reCAPTCHA WordPress plugin
  3. Click "WP-reCAPTCHA" under settings
  4. Create your keys by clicking the "here" link in this sentence:
    These keys are required before you are able to do anything else. You can get the keys here.
    create-a-recaptcha-key setting-up-public-key-and-private-key-for-recaptcha
  5. After you have your keys, input them in the WP-reCAPTCHA settings page and then save your settings by clicking "Save WP-reCAPTCHA Changes"

You now have a great captcha system for your WordPress blog!


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2014-06-28 9:39 am

Hello Brad,

I went the the developer site and it is Compatible up to: 2.9.2.

Also, they have this statement:

Otherwise, if anyone encounters issues with this plugin, you might want to give this one a try.

What do you recommend?

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2014-06-28 12:36 pm
Hello Brian,

Thanks for pointing this out, this guide is a bit old dating all the way back to November of 2011 and it does look like as you've said the plugin developer for the WP-reCAPTCHA plugin is trying to hand off further development of the plugin to someone else.

I went ahead and tested the WP-reCAPTCHA plugin, and it appears to still work. But if anyone does run into any problems the Better WordPress reCAPTCHA plugin does look like a good alternative.

Thanks again for your comment!

- Jacob
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2014-10-12 5:07 am

Im using Captcha 4.0.1 on www.brightverge.com, search this plugin on wordpress.org and install with easy steps all settings are default. i strongly recommend this wp plugin. This is best plugin for wordpress sites.

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2014-10-23 7:32 am

Easy Captcha is best in all im using on ********e.com easy to install with easy steps

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