How to get a Google reCAPTCHA Site Key and Secret Key

What is Google reCAPTCHA? #

Google reCAPTCHA is a popular service that provides security to protect your site from spam and/or bots. Google reCaptcha is usually used on items that require information from the user such as a contact form as they can be easily manipulated by bots. In this article, we will show you how to sign up and obtain a google reCAPTCHA key from Google then utilise it on your WordPress website.

How to get a Google reCAPTCHA key #

1. Visit Google’s reCAPTCHA site.

2. After clicking on Google’s reCAPTCHA site, click on the v3 Admin Console.

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3. Sign in to your Google account which will take you to the Google reCAPTCHA dashboard.
4. To create a ReCAPTCHA Site Key and Secret Key, click on +, located in upper right-hand side.

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6. The “Register a new site” form will open. You will need to fill in the required fields about your site in order to receive your Site Key and Secret Key.

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6. After submitting the reCAPTCHA form you’ll receive your generated Site Key and Secret Key, Make sure you have these saved as the secret key can only be viewed once.

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What Now? #

Once you have obtained your reCAPTCHA key you will need to use the API keys to make it active on your website. If you’re using contact form 7 you can do this by doing the following:

  1. In the left-hand menu go to Contact > Integration.
  2. Find the reCAPTCHA section and select the setup integration button.
  3. Enter your site key and secret key into the required fields
  4. Press submit

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Updated on July 23, 2021