General Support - reCAPTCHA - What is It and How to Enable
This guide will go through reCAPTCHA - what it is and how to enable it.
What is reCAPTCHA
reCAPTCHA is a test designed to filtrate bots. There are different versions of it. Learn more from Choosing the type of reCAPTCHA | reCAPTCHA.
A properly configured reCAPTCHA should result in a test like this:
Plugins With reCAPTCHA Support
Some of our plugins support the feature. It always requires a reCAPTCHA Site key and Site key.
- CM User Submitted Posts
- CM Routes Anonymous Posting
- CM Locations Anonymous Posting
- CM Reviews and Ratings
- CM Anonymous User Posting
- CM Registration and Invitation Codes (Important: be sure to use reCAPTCHA v2 Keys only!)
Step-by-Step - Acquiring the reCAPTCHA Keys
In every plugin, it's necessary to input reCAPTCHA key and secret key in order for the feature to work. Here is how to do it:
- Access google.com/recaptcha.
On the reCAPTCHA page, you'll need to sign up or log-in using your Google account.
- Once logged in, you'll need to register your site domain name (if you haven't already) in order to generate and retrieve your Site key and Secret key. It's a pretty quick process!
After submitting the form to register your site, you should now have access to your reCaptcha keys.
You can retrieve them by clicking on your ReCaptcha site, and it should send you to a page where you will find this collapsible menu:
Then, click on "Keys" to reveal your ReCaptcha keys.
Now that you have your ReCaptcha keys, copy and paste them inside the corresponding text fields provided for each of them inside the plugin. For example:
Of course, don't forget to save your changes by clicking the "Update" button found at the bottom of the page.