Avoid Spam Messages Using WPForms & reCAPTCHA [Easily!]

by Bishnu Mahali

By Bishnu Mahali

Tired of spam messages from your WordPress website?

Here's how you can avoid spam messages using WPForms and reCAPTCHA on your website.

With a few clicks, you can get rid of the WordPress spam messages.

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Let me show you how.

First of all if you don't know anything about WPForms then let me give you a brief. A detailed review is coming soon as well.

WPForms is one of the most popular WordPress form builder available on the internet. It is easy to use and has lots of features like drag and drop form builder, Stripe integration for recurring payments, etc.

In case you don't have it yet, I highly recommend you to give it a try. Otherwise let's move on to the tutorial.

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Avoid Spam Messages Using WPForms & reCAPTCHA

If you use WPForms then there is an option to enable reCAPTCHA on your forms. It is a service provided by Google to prevent spam traffics or bots.

Follow the following steps to enable it on your WPForms.

From your WordPress dashboard, go to WPForms » Settings » reCAPTCHA tab.

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Make sure you choose the reCAPTCHA v2 to add the interactive captcha box to your form.

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The reCAPTCHA service is completely a free service by Google. Although you need a site key and secret key to enable it.

You can get your site key and secret key form this page.

Once you get to the page, go to Admin console.

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Now you will require to sign in with your Google account. Do that to proceed further.

If you are new to Google reCAPTCHA then you'll see the setup form already.

Otherwise, click on the '+' icon.

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On the label field, you can type anything you want to identify the keys but I recommend using your website's domain.

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Now select reCAPTCHA v2 for the reCAPTCHA type and then select "I'm not a robot" Checkbox option.

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Now enter your website's domain on the domain field and add additional users if you want to. Most of the time you don't need any additional owners or users.

Check the check boxes and click on submit to get the keys.

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You are pretty much done.

You should see the site key and the secret key on the page like the screenshot below:

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Now all you have to do is, copy the site key and the secret key from this page and paste it to the reCAPTCHA tab of your WPForms settings page.

Once done, click on Save Settings to save the keys.

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To show the captcha box on the front-end form to avoid spam messages, you have edit the form and enable reCAPTCHA for the form.

It is available under Settings » General » Enable Google Checkbox v2 reCAPTCHA.

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Save the form and it will be displayed to the front-end users.

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It's done and done.

You no longer have to worry about the spam messages as WPForms and reCAPTCHA is there to save your precious time and server resources.

Enjoy!

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Bishnu Mahali

Hi, I'm Bishnu Mahali from Siliguri, India. Apart from Blogging, I am a Digital Marketer and Creator. I also produce YouTube videos and 2 podcasts as well. Do follow me on Instagram @itsBishnuMahali to learn more about me and the Business Stuff.


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