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  1. webbasura

    Does it work with the buddy press registration page?

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  2. James Wood

    Hey Sarah, good to see wptavern having a chat about it. We’ve been discussing the changes pretty deeply and our lead designer even posted up on our blog regarding some of his thoughts, if you’re interested in reading more: https://www.funcaptcha.co/2014/12/04/killing-the-captcha-with-black-boxes-and-false-positives.

    Would love to hear your thoughts!

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  3. Kuba Mikita

    New Captcha is way better than the old one. Simple, fast and intuitive. I like it.

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  4. Agbonghama Collins

    Thank you Sarah for featuring my little plugin (and me also) here at WPTavern.

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  5. rpsellers

    I wasn’t aware of an overwhelming “public hatred” for captcha that is apparently so pervasive. I do know that some captcha forms (blogger comes to mind) are so blasted hard to read that many give up on them and complain – apparently to no avail. But using the really simple captcha’s I’ve used, I’ve never had anyone complain about them. Which makes me curious; where is this sentiment coming from?

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    • Chris Cree

      They may not be complaining to you. But there are tons of folks including me who hate captchas. I had given up on fighting with them. When I see one I skip whatever form it’s protecting unless I absolutely have to submit the form.

      Any improvement in this area is very welcome. If there’s a way to differentiate between human submitted forms and machine submitted ones that adds minimal extra hassle I’m all for it.

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  6. OneWordPressGuru

    A cursory look through the recaptcha plugins listed show most with the kind of ratings that issues that would preclude them from my least liked site. I am looking for solutions, not future issues. I’d rather fund for a good one then deal with a half baked plugin and most seem half baked.

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  7. toddlahman

    Why even use a checkbox, when you could just make the security invisible, as it is in Simple Comments?

    https://www.toddlahman.com/shop/simple-comments/

    Simple Comments has been around for years, and works like a charm.

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    • nico

      A few reasons:

      1) ReCAPTCHA has much larger range of applications, not limited to WP comments
      2) It’s not just relying on content but rather on user behaviour.
      3) It’s free.
      4) Google is a more trusted source and they are much more likely to have tested their system more widely.

      On a side note, speaking about spam, it is polite to state that you are the developer when praising your own plugin…

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  8. ipunk

    I HATE captcha so much so that I often skip registering or submit anything on the web. Thanks for the new simple google captcha.

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  9. Temilola Globalwalyy

    This is really an interesting job collins, will give it a trial

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  10. Brian King

    I’m anxious to implement this into ContactForm7 or another contact form. Are you aware of any plugins using the new ReCaptcha in this light? Thanks!

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    • PJC

      Also waiting for Contact Form 7 + Google’s Recaptcha Version 2 support. “Better WordPress reCAPTCHA” supports the older version of Google’s Recaptcha / Akismet / Contact Form 7 combo, so waiting for an update. It also supports comment forms, logins, etc.

      I agree with many others. I stopped replying on any site that uses the current Capthca, because too many times it is impossible to get a validation, even though I am entering the characters properly or trying a new set of characters.

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    • PJC

      UPDATE: Here is a brand new WordPress plugin that was released yesterday that supports the new Recapthca plus hast Contact Form 7 support, for anyone that is interested. I am going to wait until more reviews show up before I give it a try.

      https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-recaptcha-integration/

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      • pjc

        UPDATE 2: Tried out the plugin listed above and it works perfectly on Contact Form 7 and the two pages I have comment forms on. Note that it took a while for Google’s algorithm to kick in (several days) before I could get it to work with just entering the checkmark for “Im not a robot”, Before that time it always required me to enter the text.

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  11. Holly Hess

    I would be great to integrate this with bbpress as well as a confact form like contactform 7. Thoughts about doing this?

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