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Login No Captcha reCAPTCHA

Adds a Google No Captcha ReCaptcha checkbox to your Wordpress login screen.

Adds a Google No Captcha ReCaptcha checkbox to your Wordpress login screen. Denies access to automated scripts while making it easy on humans to log in by checking a box. As Google says, it is "Tough on bots, easy on humans."

Author Robert Peake
Contributors robertpeake, robert.peake
Tags bots, google, login, nocaptcha, recaptcha, security
  1. login-recaptcha screenshot 1

    Configuration options screen

  2. login-recaptcha screenshot 2

    Login screen once configured

Install as normal for WordPress plugins.


  • Bug fix for login form display in admin, testing on 4.5


  • Disable login with js until NoCaptcha returns


  • Tested compatible with 4.4x


  • Better display of captcha when javascript disabled (thanks to webmasteral)


  • Improved handling of certain Google responses


  • Improved just-in-time script registration (only for admin/login)


  • Remove warning about enqueueing css/js too early


  • Major security improvement: now supporting reCaptcha checking with javascript disabled (thanks to mfjtf)


  • Resolve issue with Wordpress hosted on an inaccessible domain (e.g. localhost)


  • Resolve bug with wp_remote_post() payload


  • Resolve linking issue due to repository maintainers renaming the plugin


  • Initial release

Why should I install this plugin?

Many Worpdress sites are bombarded by automated scripts trying to log in to the admin over and over.

The No Captcha is a very simple, Google-supported test to quickly deny access to automated scripts. It is great by itself to instantly make your Wordpress site more secure, or can be used with other plugins (like Google Authenticator, Limit Login Attempts, etc.) as part of a defense-in-depth strategy.

There are a lot of other plugins for this, why should I install this one?

I've gone to great lengths to try to make sure this plugin is easy to use and install, that it is compatible with different Wordpress configurations, supports multiple languages, and that you won't accidentally lock yourself out of the admin by using it. I use it myself on my own sites as well. So far, it just works.

I am having trouble with the reCAPTCHA in Internet Explorer

Please see this page for help from Google.

I still see lots of brute force attacks against /wp-login.php in my log files

The reCAPTCHA plugin will not prevent the attempt of brute force attacks, rather it will simply ensure that they do not succeed. That is, scripts may still attempt direct POST attacks against /wp-login.php, but without the correct reCAPTCHA data, they will not go through (even if they have guessed the login and password correctly). To prevent repeat attempts against /wp-login.php, consider using a plugin that limits login attempts in conjunction with this one. Other approaches, such as a web application firewall should also form a part of your complete defense-in-depth strategy.

Where can I learn more about Google reCAPTCHA?

What are your boring legal disclaimers?

This plugin is not affiliated with or endorsed by Google in any way. Google is a registered trademark of Google, Inc. By using reCAPTCHA you agree the terms of service set out by Google. The author provides no warranty as to the suitability to any purpose of this software. You agree to use it entirely at your own risk.

Version 1.1.9

Requires WordPress version: 3.0.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 02 Jan 2017

Date Added: 17 Apr 2015

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