reCAPTCHA

Last Update: Aug 27, 2017

This addon is 100% hooks based requiring no source edits to install.

Introduction:

reCAPTCHA is a free service from Google that protects your site from spam and abuse.

Description

It uses advanced risk analysis techniques to tell humans and bots apart. With the new API, a significant number of your valid human users will pass the reCAPTCHA challenge without having to solve a CAPTCHA. reCAPTCHA comes in the form of a widget that you can easily add to your blog, forum, registration form, etc.

To use reCAPTCHA, you need to sign up for an API key pair for your site http://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin The key pair consists of a site key and secret. The site key is used to display the widget on your site. The secret authorizes communication between your application backend and the reCAPTCHA server to verify the user’s response. The secret needs to be kept safe for security purposes.

Options:

You can enable / disable this verifcation control. Area to enter the site and secret keys. Ability to define the langauge to use for the captcha form.

Installation:

Download a package by URL

  • Download a package by URL is a quick way to download a package from the web to your forum. Using (Package Manager -> Download Package) enter the below link under the “Download a package by url” field and select Download. This will save the package to your server where you can install it.

Upload a Package

  • Alternatively, download the package using the below link and then using (Package Manager -> Upload Package) browse to where you saved the package on your computer and upload it to the server. You may also FTP the downloaded file directly to your packages directory.

License:

This ElkArte Addon is subject to the terms of the BSD 3-Clause Simplified (the “License”). You can obtain a copy of the License at http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause