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We all love to see our comment box with zero spams.
I think, it’s not only me but any bloggers of this world really hate comments spammers; to be honest!
But, there is no plugin I found which can make a complete shield to those bot spammers. I tried with Akismet, CleanTalk and some other popular plugins out there. Nothing really worked for me.
But Google actually made a way to rescue us from any sort of website spams where the end-users are responsible for building them btw.
It is Recaptcha.
Google Recaptcha not only prevents comment spam but also protect your website from any kind of form spamming like spam on Contact Form, Spam on Registration and Login form as well.
So, here is the step by step guideline to integrate Google’s Recaptcha in your WordPress Blog. Read on…
Step 01: Download this Free Simple Google Recaptcha Plugin (it’s updated often and to me, the easiest one to use). And then install it on your WordPress site and activate.
Step 02: From your WordPress dashboard; click on “Settings” and then click on “ReCaptcha” to open up their settings page. Keep this tab opened and move to the next step (we will come back here later).
Step 03: Click on this Google Captcha page (you may need a Gmail account to sign in) and give it a name in the Label section. Check the mark in “reCAPTCHA v2” from Recaptcha Type and then also click to the “I’m not a robot” Checkbox.
Step 04: Add your website (without https, just the domain name) on the “Domains” section.
Step 05: Click on the checkbox at “Accept the reCAPTCHA Terms of Service‘ and click on that big blue “Submit” button.
Step 06: On the next page you will find Site Key and Secret Key. Just copy them one by one and paste them into your WordPress settings showed at Step 02 above. And save the settings. Bingo!
The Recaptcha feature should be showing up on your blog under your comment section/registration form/contact forms from now on.
You can check your posts or pages from other browsers where no-cache/cookies are stored to see the Google Recaptcha live in action.
From now on, if anyone wants to publish a spammy comment; they have to match either an image or solve mathematical puzzles. The spammer’s bot doesn’t have that much intelligence to solve these automatically! So you are safe from any spamming ahead.
And what about the real users and commenters? They can easily comment filling captcha as well because they love your content and really wants to share something that adds value!
Facing any issues implementing this guide?
Let me know by commenting below.
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