How to avoid unwanted spam via registration form? Use Captcha

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Updated: September 6, 2018
How to avoid unwanted spam via registration form? Use Captcha

Using captcha on the registration page is quite common practice. This tool can prevent from spam and fictitious registrations performed by bots, as it requires user to type in certain characters in the relevant field.

There are several types of captcha – one is a combination of letters and numbers, another one is image captcha when user needs to click on relevant pictures based on the instructions, or alternatively user has to type in the correct result of a simple mathematical operation e.g. sum or difference of two numbers.

How to turn captcha on

Our themes provide quick and easy activation of classic captcha that will help you to avoid unwanted registrations. First go to admin -> Appearance -> Widgets where you can find all the widgets available on your website. The registration form is usually located on the Homepage, therefore click on Homepage:


Now, pick the first widget: Theme –> Login: User Login. You can find the checkbox Use captcha at the bottom part of the window. Tick it and click on Save button.

Captcha II

When you look at page preview you will see newly added element – captcha – on your registration form.

You can check the illustration How to turn on Captcha on registrations form in Directory WordPress theme in our video tutorial.


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Comments (13)

  1. Vitor

    That captach don´t work at all, everyday I receive lots of unvanted registrations.

    As you can see a part of all registrations emails received.

      1. vitor

        That mess up with the theme, I’ve tried several plugins and all do the same. After activated unable to login.

        Thank you

        1. Zlatko

          Hello Vitor,
          I’d like to kindly ask you to check our knowledge base and/or documentation
          Or you can post technical question directly in our dedicated support ticket system. Please log in to your account
          Our technicians can answer most efficiently even as quick as possible when you decide for priority question (obviously within a few working hours).
          Thank you for understanding.

  2. Konstantin

    Please make instructions on how to set up eCAPTCHA plugin by google With your themes for registration and comments. Where to insert on an example of a theme Business Finder+

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Konstantin,
      thanks for your message. You can find some setting instructions at:
      Theme uses standard wordpress administration.
      Thanks for understanding.

  3. Shannon

    Please considering integrating the google recaptcha for registration widget so we dont have to do this ourselves after purchasing the theme. Or modify the registration captcha because it does not work. Yesterday i got 76 bot registrations (Cityguide theme)

        1. Zlatko

          Hi there,
          please check out the documentation + video tutorial at:

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Daniel,
      thanks for your message,

      Unfortunately theme dont have option to use here recaptcha,
      please contact some local web developer to implement.
      Source code is located here.


      simply find related plugin in Plugins > Add and install it …

      In registration registration form it is possible to add captcha by default:
      We use about 2 years and we don’t have issue with this, moreover we didn’t receive any other customer feedbacks by using mentioned functionality.

      Hope it will help.
      Kind regards!

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