Choose your own Google reCAPTCHA or hCaptcha style
CAPTCHA is both powerful if a little inelegant – it should be on all WordPress sites where alternatives aren't available.
Note: ShieldPRO comes with its own powerful AntiBot Detection Engine (ADE), designed to replace the need for CAPTCHAs. We recommend replacing your use of CAPTCHAs with the ADE. If you enable ADE, it'll disable Captcha and Bot Protection options.
With Shield plugin, you have access to Google reCAPTCHA and hCaptcha for both WordPress login and comments. It’ll prevent spam, and brute-force bot login attempts.
Additionally, with ShieldPRO, you have the ability to choose CAPTCHA theme/style (including the Invisible CAPTCHA).
Important: Before you can make full use of this option, you will have to register for CAPTCHA keys and enable CAPTCHA for use across Shield. For example, if you want to use Google reCaptcha, follow the steps outlined in this article.
What CAPTCHA styles are available?
With CAPTCHA style option, you can decide how CAPTCHA will be displayed. There are 3 styles available: "light theme", "dark theme" and "invisible captcha".
Google Recaptcha Styles
And Invisible hCaptcha style.
Important: Some forms are more dynamic than others so if you experience problems, please use non-Invisible CAPTCHA.
How to use "Default" style
If you set "default" style for all CAPTCHA features, it will fallback to the "General" settings.
For example, if you set "default" style for brute force login protection...
So, if you want to use i.e. "dark theme" throughout the plugin, choose "Dark Theme" within "General" and leave "Default" for the all other CAPTCHA features.
CAPTCHA Style option availability
This option is available within the following modules:
- General Settings (go to CAPTCHA => CAPCTHA style)
- Login Guard (go to CAPTCHA => CAPCTHA style)
- Comments SPAM (go to Bot SPAM => CAPCTHA style)
Note: ShieldPRO is required for CAPTCHA Style feature. To find out what the extra ShieldPRO features are and how to purchase, please follow this link here.