Captcha - reCaptcha
Protect User Registration & Your Contacts Form
Joomla! is intrinsically spam proof
And second, the Captcha - reCaptcha Plugin enables you to add reCAPTCHA to your website.
Core vs 3rd Party Plugin
Correct use of the Captcha - reCaptcha Plugin will effectively prevent most, if not all, spambots from bothering you when you enable it to work with:
- User Registration (if enabled) and
- Contacts page Contact Form (when published).
Even when the Captcha - reCaptcha Plugin is enabled you will receive some spam mail and user registrations.
We did, and so we resorted to using a 3rd party extension instead.
Google Captcha Keys
The Joomla! CMS Captcha - reCaptcha Plugin is disabled by default in WYNCHCO website designs.
Reason: its use requires Google Captcha Keys.
To obtain these you need to first open an account with Google.
When you do, this article will help you:
- create a Google Account,
- acquire Google Captcha Keys.
- configure and activate the Captcha - Recaptcha Plugin,
- protect User Registration when it is activated, and
- protect the Contact Form when it is enabled.