How to enable and setup ReCaptcha in Joomla 2.5

asked May 29, 2012 in General by redBee (760 points)
Hello all,
I want to prevent spam activity in my Joomla 2.5 website  by using ReCaptcha, but I’m not sure how to enable and setup ReCaptcha in my Joomla 2.5.  Can anyone please help? Thank you for your time..

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answered May 29, 2012 by WebProX (12,200 points)
Hi there

To enable ReCaptcha in Joomla 2.5 do the following:
1.Log in to Joomla 2.5 Dashboard
2.From the top menu, go to Site and then select Global Configuration
3.From Site tab, set the Default Captcha as Captcha ReCaptcha, and Save.
4.ReCaptcha requires a "key" to be set in the parameter for it work. To get this key, you should have a google account. Then you need to go to  (while being logged in to your google account)
5.Put your domain name and click Create Key. You will  a Private Key  and a Public Key
6.Now you can configure Joomla 2.5 with the keys. In Joomla 2.5 Dashboard, hover over the Extensions option and click Plug-in Manager for captcha using filter, and t click on the ‘Captcha – ReCaptcha’ link:
8.Put your private and Public Key, and click Save

And your done