WordPress - Install CAPTCHA ( Google reCAPTCHA ) for Contact Form 7

To make it easier to get in touch with us, from the 24th of March 2016 all support tickets will need to be submitted from your Crucial Control Panel.

NOTE: We provide this guide for information purposes only. As we're not web developers/WordPress professionals ourselves (we primarily take care of Email and Hosting Infrastructure), our support team can't provide assistance with this or other WordPress specific issue. If you're uncomfortalbe with configuring WordPress plugins, please have your WordPress developer or a WordPress professional complete this for you.

This guide involves:

A) Signing up for Google reCAPTCHA

B) Enabling the appropriate reCAPTCHA plugin.

Sign Up for Google reCAPTCHA

Step 1 - You will need to have a Google account and be signed into it (in a separate window). If you don't have a Google account, you can make one for free from gmail.com Once that's done, go to https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin


Step 2 - (1) Add a label, can be anything (2) Select Invisible reCAPTCHA (3) add your domain name (4) read and accept the terms of service (5) untick the send alerts box (6) click Register



Step 3 - On the next page, you'll see the Site key and Secret Key. Make sure these keys are saved somewhere.


Add reCAPTCHA for Contact Form 7

Step 1 - Log in to WordPress and add a new plugin (if you've forgotten your WordPress login password, click here for a guide on resetting it)



Step 2 - Find and install the CF7 Invisible reCAPTCHA plugin



Then click Activate once it's installed



Step 3 - (1) Click Contact (2) Click CF7 Invisisble reCAPTCHA (3) Click Enable Protection for Contact Form 7 (4) Add the Site Key and Secret Key from the Google page (keys in the image bellow are just an example) (5) Click Validate Credentials (6) Click Save



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