Google reCAPTCHA is a system that allows web hosts to distinguish between human and automated access, on areas of your website where you allow user input, such as forms. We have integrated Google reCAPTCHA into Avada, so you can minimize the amount of spam you have to deal with. You can integrate it with Avada Forms, and with Avada 7.4, you can also integrate Google reCAPTCHA into the User Login, User Lost Password, and User Register Elements.
The first step is to set up Google reCAPTCHA in the Global Options. The second is to add the reCAPTCHA Element to your Avada Form. With the User Login, User Lost Password, and User Register Elements, it is integrated automatically, so to use it there, you just need to turn the Global Option on.
To configure Google reCAPTCHA, head to Avada > Options > Forms > Google reCAPTCHA.
Step 1. Register your Domain in reCAPTCHA. At this point, you will need to decide whether you want to use V2 or V3 of reCAPTCHA, as the Site and Secret Keys are different from version to version. See this document for an explanation of the differences, and this one for a general overview of reCAPTCHA V3. Note: Both, V2 and V3 are actively maintained by Google and represent different modes of reCaptcha, rather than an older and a new version.
Step 2. Fill in the necessary fields in the form. Once you register your website using the form, it will give you a Site key and a Secret key.
Step 3. Under the reCAPTCHA section in Avada > Options > Forms > Google reCAPTCHA, make your version selection and add the the Site key into the reCaptcha Site Key field, and the Secret key into the reCaptcha Secret Key field.
Step 4. Choose your color scheme (V2), or your Security Score, and Badge Position (V3)
Step 5. Determine if you want to enable Google reCAPTCHA for the the User Login, User Lost Password, and User Register Elements.
Step 6. Save your settings when done, and reCAPTCHA will be active on your site.