This article it's a guide on how to set up Google reCaptcha to reduce spam.


NOTE: Before completing this step, FIRST connect the live domain name. Please see: How To Move Your Site To Your Live Domain.


The website needs to have the recaptcha key set up in order to have the public forms prevent SPAM. As Google describes it, "reCAPTCHA is a free service that protects the website from spam and abuse. reCAPTCHA uses an advanced risk analysis engine and adaptive CAPTCHAs to keep automated software from engaging in abusive activities on the site. It does this while letting valid users pass through with ease." Read more about reCAPTCHA HERE.



Instructions


1. Sign in to the Gmail Account being used for the business.


2. Go to:  https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin#list.


3. Provide a label name for the reCAPTCHA key. Add the URL of the website.


4. Choose the reCAPTCHA V2.


5. Provide the URL of the website and/or temporary URL if applicable. Use only the domain without HTTP / HTTPS and www. eg. loveanimalsandplants.com


6. Accept the Terms of Service.


7. Click on Submit


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8. Copy the Site Key Provided.


9. Copy the Secret Key Provided.





10. Go into the admin page and click on Settings >> General Settings.


11. Click on the Integrations tab.



12. Paste the Site Key into the Google ReCaptcha Site Key Field.


13. Paste the Secret Key into the Google Recaptcha Secret Key field.


14. Save the Changes.



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Now test the ReCaptcha key, go to the contact us page and submit a message: