Preventing spam on Wordpress

google's recaptcha

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

For answers to those questions you can look at google's page about recaptcha(


This installation guide requires Wordpress 3.8 or higher

  • Go to the Wordpress recaptcha plugin site ( and download the latest version on our site in to the Wordpress installation folder
  • extract the contents of the archive in to ./wp-content/plugins/
  • Navigate to the Wordpress admin dashword and select the plugin link (on the left side of the dashboard)
  • activate the google recaptcha plugin
  • this wil give you a link to the configuration page of the plugin or you can select the settings link located below the plugin
  • follow the instruction on the page and depending on you configuration recaptcha wil start

Video instructions

The makers of the Wordpress recaptcha have a video tutorial. This will supplement the above instructions, particularly the last step. (