wpDiscuz – Google reCAPTCHA
At long last, the new Google No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA plugin is now compatible with wpDiscuz. This iteration of reCAPTCHA was developed as a response to the quite obvious discovery that bots have become sophisticated enough to read CAPTCHA images better than the vast majority of people. Therefore, rather than making it more difficult for humans, there should be a way to make this check easy for you to complete, while still maintaining some level of effectiveness in warding off bots. Your commentators will be relieved to know that they only need to click the reCAPTCHA checkbox once to pass the CAPTCHA, as this is the most effective method. This addition will enhance the number of comments made on your website, and it will secure those comments from being spammed or abused while allowing genuine users to easily pass through.
After installing or updating to the latest version of wpDiscuz 7, it is highly recommended that you navigate to the Dashboard > wpDiscuz > Settings > reCAPTCHA admin page and configure Site Keys in order to enable the reCAPTCHA protection.
The most effective kind of protection for your comments is provided by Google reCAPTCHA. Your website now allows a sizeable portion of its users to demonstrate that they are human beings without requiring them to answer a CAPTCHA. Instead, they will only need to click once to demonstrate that they are not automated software. This extension safeguards your website’s comments against spam and other forms of abuse while still allowing genuine users to post without difficulty.
reCAPTCHA Version 2 – Site Key and Secret Key
You must first get Site Keys from the Google reCAPTCHA setup website and then enter those Site Keys into the appropriate sections on this admin page before you can use reCAPTCHA. In order to receive the Site Key and Secret Key for reCAPTCHA Version 2, you will need to register your domain with Google first.
You can proceed without any additional information if you choose this path. If the reCAPTCHA doesn’t work on your website, this has been added to serve as a replacement. It is programmed to Auto by default. However, we always advocate altering this option after confirming the API keys, after contacting our help. This is something you should do before changing this option. If you are not familiar with that, it is important that you do not change this choice. Incorrect key configuration is the root cause of the majority of reCAPTCHA’s functionality issues. Make sure that you have created API keys for reCAPTCHA Version 2, not Version 3, before moving on to the next step.
Enable for Guests
You have the ability to disable the reCAPTCHA for guests, which are users who are not logged in. Guests should always have access to it enabled per our recommendation. Because this is where the majority of spam originates, reCAPTCHA should be used to secure it.
Enable for Logged-in Users
After receiving a few requests for it, this option was introduced to wpDiscuz. However, we do not advise enabling this feature or bothering authorised users as it is not recommended.
Display on Subscription Form
reCAPTCHA will be added to the subscription bar if you select this option. In the same way that spammers can attack other forms, they can also target this one, so it needs to be protected.
Both a light and a dark theme are available for the reCAPTCHA widget. You are free to pick whichever option best suits the aesthetic of your theme.
The majority of the time, you won’t have to bother setting the language. reCAPTCHA is able to determine the language of the browser and load all phrases in accordance with that language.