GabSoftware proudly presents its captcha plugin for the comment section of WordPress blogs, Gab Captcha 2.
Gab Captcha 2 is an efficient and simple captcha plugin for WordPress comments.
It adds an easy turing test before each comment form. The turing test consist in typing the characters that appear emphasized and red in a text field. The plugin will add an entry in your WordPress administration area to let you configure some options.
Gab Captcha 2 currently comes in two languages: English (default) and French. You are welcome to propose your own translation or to update existing ones, especially the English one as I am not a native English speaker.
- This plugin can automatically approve valid comments depending on your settings.
- This plugin requires PHP 5 to function.
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
1. Extract and upload the directory “gabcaptcha2” and all its content to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Optional but recommended :
3. Change the options to fit your needs in the ‘Settings > Gab Captcha 2’ menu in your WordPress administration area
4. If you don’t want to receive an email after each spam has been catches:
4.1. Go to the ‘Settings > Discussion’ menu
4.1.1. Tick the following checkboxes:
“E-mail me whenever > Anyone posts a comment”
“Before a comment appears > An administrator must always approve the comment”
“Before a comment appears > Comment author must have a previously approved comment”
4.1.2. Uncheck the following checkbox:
“E-mail me whenever > A comment is held for moderation”
4.2. Go to the ‘Settings > Gab Captcha 2’ menu
4.2.1 Choose ‘yes’ for ‘Automatically approve comments who passed the test’
You will now receive an email only after a valid comment has been posted.
To uninstall Gab Captcha, simple deactivate the plugin then remove the gabcaptch2 directory from your ‘/wp_content/plugins’ directory.
With Gab Captcha, spam should now be a thing of the past !
You can download Gab Captcha in the downloads section.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Gab Captcha unbeatable by spambots?
Definitely not. But it stopped all my spam as of today (getting about 100 spams every single day).
Can I change some settings for Gab Captcha 2?
Yes. Go to the ‘Settings > Gab Captcha 2’ menu in your WordPress administration area.