How to Add reCaptcha to a WooCommerce Store

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It’s easy to add reCaptcha to various places on a WordPress site. And it protects the WooCommerce side of the site, helping to avoid SPAM and those nasty automated bots.

For instance, adding it to a guest checkout or registration are just a couple of ways to use it.

reCaptcha for WooCommerce

The reCaptcha for WooCommerce extension does that one thing only and it does it easily.

Once you have installed and activated it, you will find the general settings under WooCommerce > Settings > reCaptcha. This is where you put in your reCaptcha site and secret key. Also, fields for a couple of custom error messages.

recaptcha general settings

Then you will find activation and settings for each of these areas:

recaptcha options
  • WooCommerce Registration
  • WooCommerce Login
  • WooCommerce Lost Password
  • WooCommerce Guest Checkout
  • WordPress Login
  • WordPress Registration
  • WordPress Lost Password

Captcha Options

Within each of the options, you have the choice to toggle it off or on, add a field title, and adjust the reCaptcha theme and size.

toggle on or off and select appearance

And as an example, I have added it here for guest checkout.

recaptcha on guest checkout

It’s that simple to set it up and start catching those bots. You can check out the reCaptcha for WooCommerce extension here.

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