“Private. Secure. Faster”
(psst… they’ll even pay you to use it!)
Website owners are always on the lookout to find a better, or at least a more reliable, solution for blocking bots and help prevent other forms of abuse that most websites experience.
The more popular solution most people are familiar with is Google’s reCaptcha. reCaptcha can help, however, there are still growing concerns with the lack of website user privacy.
Google’s reCaptcha has been around for quite awhile and can be helpful, but the lack of visitor privacy, and profit off the visitor data, is probably the biggest “turn off” for many. Setup and integration into some websites and WordPress themes can become overly complicated and/or overwhelming for non-tech minded users.
As the need for an alternative is always in demand, the need for a viable replacement continues to grow. Everyone is looking for a better “reCaptcha” to filter out bots and malicious people.
hCaptcha is privacy focused, puts security first while offering a better user experience.
It’s free to use for online publishers! They also offer a solution for enterprises and other platforms that would like, or need, more control.
hCaptcha’s intent and goal is simple…
- Privacy Focused
- Security First
- Better User Experience
Unlike reCaptcha, hCaptcha does not…
- Track users by stealth
- Write any user personal data to the database
- Send any data to external servers
hCaptcha is truly an excellent alternative for reCaptcha with the opportunity to make a little extra cash for using.
With just three steps, switching from reCaptcha to hCaptcha is incredibly easy.
Add the sites and hostnames on which to serve hCaptchaStep 1: Get your hCaptcha’s sitekey & secret keys pairs
Add client-side code snippet to your site’s HTML formStep 2: Update client side integration
Add server-side captcha verification on form submit (for claiming the reward)Step 3: Update server side integration
Don’t forget, if your site is a WordPress site, then using the plugin is a must. It’ll make life easier by not having to manually integrate within WordPress themes… to include custom and purchased/premium themes. It amazingly works with PremiumPress WordPress themes with no code changes required for integration. Just plop the plugin into your WordPress site, activate the plugin, add your sitekey & secret key.
Forms and Plugins Supported by the hCaptcha WordPress Plugin
- Ninja Forms Addon
- Contact Form 7 Addon
- Login Form
- Register Form
- Comment Form
- Lost Password Form
- WooCommerce Login Form
- WooCommerce Registration Form
- WooCommerce Lost Password Form
- WooCommerce Checkout Form
- WooCommerce Wishlists (see notes in wc_wl/wc-wl-create-list.php)
- Buddypress Registration Form
- BuddyPress Create Group Form
- bbpress new topic Form
- bbpress reply Form
- WPForms Lite
- WPForo new topic Form
- WPForo Reply Form
- Mailchimp for WP Form
- Jetpack Contact Form
- Subscribers Form
hCaptcha protects user privacy, rewards websites, and helps companies get their data labeled. All to help build an overall better web.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a solution to help with stopping bots and malicious scripts then I highly recommend checking out hCaptcha.
Whether you code your own site, use WordPress or another CMS the hCaptcha solution should work nicely with your site.