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How To Use A FREE reCAPTCHA Plugin To Block Spam Comments

Are you receiving spam comments on your blog or site on a regular basis? If so, there is a simple and easy way to help block bots from spamming you all day long.

By using the FREE reCAPTCHA comments plugin, you can block spam comments on your blog and save time and energy filtering through bot comments.

See this article to learn more about reCAPTCHA and how to use it on your contact forms.

Downloading and Installing the reCAPTCHA Plugin

Here is how to get the plugin:

  1. Download the plugin “reCAPTCHA in WP comments” (zip file)
  2. Go to WordPress (wp-admin) > Plugins > Add New
  3. Click on “Upload” at the top of the screen
  4. Select the zip file and upload
  5. Activate the plugin

Setting Up the reCAPTCHA Plugin

To use this plugin, you will need to create a Google reCAPTCHA account and link to your site. See this article for how to do this (jumps to section).

The plugin has an installation wizard that will walk you through how to set it up (2 steps).

Image of reCAPTCHA comments plugin installation wizard screenshot

Insert your site key and secret key when prompted, then click save.

To edit the settings for the plugin, go to Settings > reCAPTCHA in Comments

Screenshot of the reCAPTCHA comments plugin settings page in WordPress

Under the reCAPTCHA Customizer, select the type of reCAPTCHA you would like to use (many use the v2 checkbox as pictured below).

Google reCAPTCHA v2 screenshot

Here is a visual with examples of the different types you can use from the plugin developer:

reCAPTCHA customizer in plugin settings screenshot

Make sure you save any changes you make and then go to your comments area and ensure it is working.

Your comments section should look something like this (depending on your theme, comments settings, and the type of reCAPTCHA you select):

Sample comment form with reCAPTCHA added screenshot

That’s it!

Enjoy less spam comments on your blog!

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