Add Google reCaptcha to your WooCommerce & WordPress page and avoid spam login and registration attempts.
Installation↑ Back to top
- Download the .zip file from your WooCommerce account.
- Go to: WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New and Upload Plugin with the file you downloaded with Choose File.
- Install Now and Activate the extension.
More information at Install and Activate Plugins/Extensions.
Setup and Configuration↑ Back to top
Once the extension is installed, you will notice a new menu item in your WordPress Admin menu with the name “reCaptcha“. Click to access the settings.
How to get reCaptcha Keys:↑ Back to top
You can get the reCaptcha keys for free from here.
Please make sure you are loggedin using your gmail account to get the reCaptcha keys. You can can get V2 or V3 keys from here. The V2 keys will allow you show reCaptcha under each form whereas the V3 appears only when the reCaptcha senses a suspicious traffic. You will notice reCaptcha logo on bottom right corner of pages where you have enabled reCaptcha.
General Settings:↑ Back to top
From general settings tab you can enable reCaptcha extension by adding the “site key” and “secret key” here. Please select the V2 or V3 depending on which reCaptcha version keys you are adding.
Enabling reCaptcha on Specific Pages:↑ Back to top
Once you have added the reCaptcha keys, you can enable reCaptcha on specific pages. Click on the page tab where you want to enable the reCaptcha. The extension allows you to add reCaptcha on following pages,
- WooCommerce Registration
- WooCommerce Login
- WooCommerce Password Reset
- WooCommerce Checkout
- WooCommerce Payment Method on Checkout
- WooCommerce Pay for Order
- WooCommerce Product Review
- WordPress Login
- WordPress Registration
- WordPress Password Reset
- WordPress Comment
While enabling reCaptcha you can customize reCaptcha theme and size.
FAQs:↑ Back to top
Not blocking the registrations, card checking, card testing or fake checkout attempts?
If the card checking attempts are made by bots, the extension will be able to block those attempts. However, if the card checking attempts are made by real users, the extension won’t be able to block it. Since the reCaptcha is built to block automated bots but if its a real person, they can solve that reCaptcha to prove as human and place card testing checkouts.
You would need a fraud prevention extension along with reCaptcha to block card testing orders. Here is how WooCommerce advises to fight the card testing attempts.