The Google reCaptcha component of SPMM adds an additional level of protection to your site against brute force registrations and attacks.
To activate the GOOGLE reCAPTCHA component:
The component should now be enabled.
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:
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.