Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Enable ReCaptcha and protect your Joomla! 2.5 Website from bots

Captchas are a great way to prevent spam activity on your Joomla 2.5 website, All bots that attempt to post spam cannot read the letters contained in the captcha image. In this tutorial, i will show all the steps for setting up ReCaptcha, a popular captcha system of google, embeded in Joomla 2.5.x.

Check below all steps :
  1. Log into your Joomla backend
  2. In the top menu, hover over Site and click Global Configuration
  3. Under the Site tab, set Default Captcha to Captcha ReCaptcha, and then click Save.
    Step 1 - Enable ReCaptcha and protect your Joomla! 2.5 Website from bots
  4. ReCaptcha requires a "key" before it will work. If you test the registration form on your site before entering this key, you will get a similar error message:
    Step 2 - Enable ReCaptcha and protect your Joomla! 2.5 Website from bots

    "ReCaptcha plugin needs a public key to be set in its parameters. Please contact a site administrator."
  5. To obtain a Recaptcha key, you need to have a Google account. If you don't already have one, sign up for a Google account and then visit: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin/create (be sure that you're logged into Google). Enter your domain name and then click Create Key. You will then be given both a Public Key and a Private Key, which will look similar to: 6LfnOM47AAAAAB7SSA7fbjH7e1q95htZb34pA1T9 
  6. Now that we have our ReCaptcha keys, we'll need to configure Joomla 2.5 with them. In your Joomla 2.5 Dashboard, hover over Extensions (in the top menu) and then click Plug-in Manager 
  7. Use the Filter feature to search for captcha, and then click on the Captcha - ReCaptcha link:
    Step 3 - Enable ReCaptcha and protect your Joomla! 2.5 Website from bots
  8. Enter your Public and Private Key, and then click Save
    Step 4 - Enable ReCaptcha and protect your Joomla! 2.5 Website from bots
  9. All Done! , you have now enabled ReCaptcha for Joomla 2.5! When you access your user registration page, you will see it similar to the following screenshot:
    Enable Recaptcha
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