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==Google's recaptcha==
 
==Google's recaptcha==
===What is recaptcha and how/will it help prevent spam ?===
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===What is recaptcha and how does/will it help prevent spam ?===
 
For answers to those questions you can look at google's page about recaptcha(https://google.com/recaptcha)
 
For answers to those questions you can look at google's page about recaptcha(https://google.com/recaptcha)
  
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**example of public and private key (https://i.imgur.com/vGJKEXx.png)
 
**example of public and private key (https://i.imgur.com/vGJKEXx.png)
 
 
* Navigate to the admin pannel of your joomla instalation
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* Navigate to the admin panel of your joomla instalation
** Select plugins from the extentions pane in the top menu.
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** Select plugins from the extentions panel in the top menu.
  
 
* Search for recaptcha in the search box
 
* Search for recaptcha in the search box
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* One complete it is '''critical''' that you configure your recaptcha properly
 
* One complete it is '''critical''' that you configure your recaptcha properly
** Go to recaptcah's configuration page by selecting recaptcha in the abovementioned pane
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** Go to recaptcha's configuration page by selecting recaptcha in the above mentioned panel
 
** '''make sure you select version 2 (default is version 1)'''
 
** '''make sure you select version 2 (default is version 1)'''
** Fill in the required keys you got on google's recaptcha administrator page
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** Fill in the required keys you got on google's recaptcha's administrator page
  
* Once done joomla wil begin to require recaptcha's
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* Once done joomla will begin to require recaptcha's

Latest revision as of 16:29, 23 February 2016

Google's recaptcha

What is recaptcha and how does/will it help prevent spam ?

For answers to those questions you can look at google's page about recaptcha(https://google.com/recaptcha)

Installation

This installation guide requires joomla 3.4 (or higher).

  • Navigate to the admin panel of your joomla instalation
    • Select plugins from the extentions panel in the top menu.
  • Search for recaptcha in the search box
    • Enable recaptcha by clicking on the status icon next to recaptcha
  • One complete it is critical that you configure your recaptcha properly
    • Go to recaptcha's configuration page by selecting recaptcha in the above mentioned panel
    • make sure you select version 2 (default is version 1)
    • Fill in the required keys you got on google's recaptcha's administrator page
  • Once done joomla will begin to require recaptcha's