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Add CAPTCHA in WordPress Login and Registration Form?

How to add CAPTCHA in WordPress Login and Registration Form and its use

To add captcha in WordPress login and registration form is a response test which confirms whether the user is human or not. Also, registration forms to be submitted incorporates a Captcha assuring that the user is human. This ensures the security and protection of an entry made by the user. On the other hand, the use of CAPTCHA prevents spamming as well.

CAPTCHA blocks spammers trying to harvest automated email IDs. Also, blocked are the ones trying to sign up automatically for the unethical use of websites and blogs. A CAPTCHA with distorted letters isn’t readable by anyone other than human.

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In this tutorial, we learn to add CAPTCHA in WordPress Login and Registration Form.

Navigating to the reCAPTCHA configuration page

Go to “Global Settings” from your RegistrationMagic plugin on your WordPress dashboard.

Add CAPTCHA in WordPress form

Drill into “Security” from the Global Settings page.

Add CAPTCHA in WordPress global settings

You are now in the Security or Anti-Spam page to configure CAPTCHA settings. Check the box beside the “Enable reCaptcha” field.

Add CAPTCHA in WordPress options

Once complete, you are prompted to enter the Site Key and Secret Key appearing as pop-ups. Nevertheless, both these keys play important roles in making the reCAPTCHA work.

Generating Site Key and Secret Key

Click the “here” hyperlink just after the description of the “Site Key” field. This takes you further to Google reCAPTCHA aiding you to create your own reCAPTCHA.

Click on “My reCAPTCHA” at the top right portion of the Google reCAPTCHA home page.

Add CAPTCHA in WordPress captcha home page

Start configuring and generating your reCAPTCHA from the next page. Assign a unique name as the “Label”. Choose the first radio button saying “reCAPTCHA v2”. This embeds an “I’m not a robot” checkbox on the form which is what we are targeting.

Add CAPTCHA in WordPress configuration

Enter a domain name which has not been used before. In this example, we go ahead with example.com. Accept the reCAPTCHA Terms of Service by checking the adjacent check box. Click on “Register”.

Adding reCAPTCHA to your WordPress login and registration form

In the meantime, you can now see your Site Key and Secret Key generated one beside the other. Simultaneously, copy both and paste them in their respective fields on the Anti-Spam page. Scroll down and click the “Save” button.

Add CAPTCHA in WordPress adding captcha

Eventually, you have added CAPTCHA in WordPress login and registration form. To illustrate, check the screenshot below which has the “I’m not a robot” statement embedded with a checkbox beside it.

Add CAPTCHA in WordPress captcha result

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