Protect User Registration & Contact Form

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukJoomla! is intrinsically spam proof.

First, by default all published email links within the main content of a Joomla! website are protected from bots by javascript code.

And second, the Joomla! CMS includes an optional CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA Plugin to help stop bots from abusing the Contact Form (when published).

User Registration (when activated) can also be protected.

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Use of the CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA Plugin Plugin requires a Google account.

User Login is not protected by the CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA Plugin.

Nor are Password Reset and Reminder Fields.


Getting Started

The CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA Plugin is disabled by default in a WYNCHCO Website Design.

Reason: its use requires Captcha Keys.

You can acquire Captcha Keys when you visit the following link and select GET STARTED.

Note: The Plugin works using reCAPTCHA v2 Captcha Keys,

Visit: Google reCAPTCHA.


Google Pricing

Scroll down the screen when you visit the above link to  view pricing.

At the time of writing reCAPTCHA v2 Captcha Keys can be used  for FREE for up to 1 million 'assessments' per month.

This could change of course.

And it should be noted that some 3rd party extension developers enable you to use alternative CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA Key providers.


Contents include:

Activate the CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA Plugin.
Protect the Contact Form using CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA.
Protect the User Registration Form using CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA.
Protect User Registration, Login and the Contact Form using 3rd party extension ECC +.

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