Simple:Press Documentation

Google reCaptcha

Introduction

The Google reCaptcha component of SPMM adds an additional level of protection to your site against brute force registrations and attacks.

Features

  • Add reCaptcha checks on registration forms
  • Add reCaptcha checks on login forms

Activating The Component

To activate the GOOGLE reCAPTCHA component:

  • Navigate to MEMBER MANAGER->SETTINGS->COMPONENTS
  • Click the checkbox next to Simple:Press Member Manager – GOOGLE reCAPTCHA
  • Click the Save Changes button

The component should now be enabled.


Setup

In order to use this component, you need to create an account on the Google reCaptcha site and then add your keys to this component.

After this component is enabled, you should see a prompt at the top of your dashboard (MEMBER MANAGER->DASHBOARD):

If you click the GENERATE YOUR SITE AND SECRET KEY button you will be taken to the Google reCaptcha site to create your account and generate your keys.

Google has various types of reCaptchas.  When generating your keys, you must choose reCaptcha V2.

Once you have your keys from Google:

  • Go to MEMBER MANAGER->SETTINGS->COMPONENT SETTINGS->GOOGLE RECAPTCHA
  • Enter your Site key in the Site Key field
  • Enter your Secret key in the Secret Key field
  • Click the Save Changes button

Turn On or Off reCaptcha on Individual Forms

By default, all your login and registration forms have reCaptcha enabled on them.  To fine-tune this option, go to each of your LOGIN and REGISTRATION forms that you want to turn on/off reCaptcha and enable/disable it as you see fit.  There will be a sidebar box with a simple YES/NO option:

Note: When viewing this option on your form for the first time, you might see that it says “No”, even though it looks enabled on the front-end.  Simple save the form to force the “No” option to be saved with the form.