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Using Recaptcha is a great way of preventing bots from making fake accounts and content on your site.
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There are five steps to setting up Recaptcha:
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Native reCAPTCHA was added into Joomla in version {{JVer|2.5}}. Using reCAPTCHA is a great way of preventing bots from making fake accounts and content on your site.
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There are four steps to setting up reCAPTCHA:
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# Log in to your administrator back-end ([http://docs.joomla.org/Logging_in_or_out_of_the_Administrator_back-end How do I do this?])
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# To enable Recaptcha
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# Log in to your administrator back-end ([[S:MyLanguage/Logging_in_or_out_of_the_Administrator_back-end|How do I do this?]])
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# Go to your '''Plugin Manager'''. You can find this under the '''Extensions''' drop down menu in the top menu or in the '''Control Pannel''' page.
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# Edit the Plugin '''Captcha - ReCaptcha'''
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#* Set '''Status''' to '''Enabled'''
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#* Copy and paste the Public and Private keys in their appropriate fields.
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#** You will get the Public and Private keys by signing in with your Google account (create it if you don't have one) here: [https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin/create Create a reCAPTCHA key]
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#** Once you have register your website domain, Google will provide your ReCAPTCHA keys.
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#* Click '''Save & Close'''
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# To enable reCAPTCHA
 
#* For Contact forms and the Registration form
 
#* For Contact forms and the Registration form
#** Go to Global Configuration, and select the "Site" tab.
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#** Go to '''Global Configuration''', and select the '''Site''' tab.
#** Choose "Captcha - Recaptcha" in your "Default Captcha" field.
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#** Choose '''Captcha - ReCaptcha''' in the '''Default Captcha''' field.
#** Click Save & Close.
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#** Click '''Save & Close'''.
 
#* For the Registration form only
 
#* For the Registration form only
#** Go to your User Manager.  You can find this under Users along the top menu or in the buttons on the main page of your Administrator panel.
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#** Go to the '''User Manager'''.  You can find it under the '''Users''' top menu or in the '''Control Pannel''' page.
#** Choose one of the following
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#** In the '''Component''' tab in the '''Options''' choose one of the following for the '''Captcha''':
#*** "Use Default" in your "Default Captcha" field. ''(This is the default setting and follows the "Default Captcha" field setting in Global Configuration)''
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#*** '''Use Default''' - that is the default setting and follows the '''Default Captcha''' field setting in your '''Global Configuration'''.
#*** "None Selected" in your "Default Captcha" field. ''(This setting ignors the "Default Captcha" field setting in Global Configuration. Used when you want Recaptcha in Contact forms but not in the Registration form.)''
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#*** '''None Selected''' - that setting ignors the '''Default Captcha''' setting in '''Global Configuration'''. Use it when you want ReCAPTCHA in the Contact forms but not in the Registration form.
#*** "Captcha - Recaptcha" in your "Default Captcha" field. ''(Only needed if "Default Captcha" field setting in Global Configuration is set to "-None Selected-" and when you want the Recaptcha in contact form but not in the Contact forms).''
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#*** '''Captcha - ReCaptcha''' - Only needed if the '''Default Captcha''' in the '''Global Configuration''' is set to '''None Selected''' but you want the ReCAPTCHA not in Contact forms but in the Registration form.
#** Click Save & Close.
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#** Click '''Save & Close'''.
# Go to your Plug-In Manager.  You can find this under Extension Manager along the top menu or in the buttons on the main page of your Administrator panel.
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# Edit the Plug-In "Captcha - ReCaptcha"
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#* Set Status to "Published"
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#* Copy and paste the Public and Private keys in their appropriate fields on the right.
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#** Get the Public and Private keys by signing in with your Google account (create an account if you don't have one) here: [https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin/create Create a reCAPTCHA key]
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#** Register your website domain, and Google will provide you with your ReCaptcha keys.
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#* Click Save & Close
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That's it! You're done!
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Native reCAPTCHA was added into Joomla in version Joomla 2.5. Using reCAPTCHA is a great way of preventing bots from making fake accounts and content on your site. There are four steps to setting up reCAPTCHA:

  1. Log in to your administrator back-end (How do I do this?)
  2. Go to your Plugin Manager. You can find this under the Extensions drop down menu in the top menu or in the Control Pannel page.
  3. Edit the Plugin Captcha - ReCaptcha
    • Set Status to Enabled
    • Copy and paste the Public and Private keys in their appropriate fields.
      • You will get the Public and Private keys by signing in with your Google account (create it if you don't have one) here: Create a reCAPTCHA key
      • Once you have register your website domain, Google will provide your ReCAPTCHA keys.
    • Click Save & Close
  4. To enable reCAPTCHA
    • For Contact forms and the Registration form
      • Go to Global Configuration, and select the Site tab.
      • Choose Captcha - ReCaptcha in the Default Captcha field.
      • Click Save & Close.
    • For the Registration form only
      • Go to the User Manager. You can find it under the Users top menu or in the Control Pannel page.
      • In the Component tab in the Options choose one of the following for the Captcha:
        • Use Default - that is the default setting and follows the Default Captcha field setting in your Global Configuration.
        • None Selected - that setting ignors the Default Captcha setting in Global Configuration. Use it when you want ReCAPTCHA in the Contact forms but not in the Registration form.
        • Captcha - ReCaptcha - Only needed if the Default Captcha in the Global Configuration is set to None Selected but you want the ReCAPTCHA not in Contact forms but in the Registration form.
      • Click Save & Close.

That's it! You're done!