reCAPTCHA (v3)

reCAPTCHA protects you against spam and other types of automated abuse. You can block abusive form submissions by spam bots.

The latest version of the reCAPTCHA API is v3 works in the background so users don’t need to read blurred text in an image or even tick the “I’m not a robot” checkbox.

Note: API keys for reCAPTCHA v3 are different from those for v2, keys for v2 don’t work with the v3 API. You need to register your sites again to get new keys for v3.

Registering a Site

To start using reCAPTCHA, you first need to register the WordPress site. reCAPTCHA is Google’s service so you need a Google account to use it. Sign in to Google with the account, and go to the My reCAPTCHA page. You will see a simple registration form like the following:

My reCAPTCHA page

Choose reCAPTCHA v3 from type options, and enter the domain of the website in the Domains field.

After you register a website, you will get the site key and secret key for the site.

Site details

That’s it. Now your contact forms use reCAPTCHA’s score to verify whether the form submission is from a human or from a spam bot.