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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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# Go to Global Configuration, and select the "Site" tab.
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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?]])
#* Choose "Recaptcha" in your "Default Captcha" field.
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#* Click Save & Close.
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# 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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# 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.
#* 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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# Edit the Plugin '''Captcha - ReCaptcha'''
#* Click Save & Close
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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
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#* For Contact forms and the Registration form
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#** Go to '''Global Configuration''', and select the '''Site''' tab.
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#** Choose '''Captcha - ReCaptcha''' in the '''Default Captcha''' field.
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#** Click '''Save & Close'''.
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#* For the Registration form only
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#** Go to the '''User Manager'''.  You can find it under the '''Users''' top menu or in the '''Control Pannel''' page.
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#** In the '''Component''' tab in the '''Options''' choose one of the following for the '''Captcha''':
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#*** '''Use Default''' - that is the default setting and follows the '''Default Captcha''' field setting in your '''Global Configuration'''.
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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.
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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.
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#** Click '''Save & Close'''.
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That's it! You're done!
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Latest revision as of 08:06, 16 January 2015

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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!