Skt NURCaptcha

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NURCaptcha inserts a reCAPTCHA on the Register Form of your site to protect it against spambots.

Author:Carlos E. G. Barbosa (profile at
WordPress version required:4.0
WordPress version tested:5.7.2
Plugin version:3.5.0
Added to WordPress repository:19-09-2011
Last updated:19-07-2021
Rating, %:90
Rated by:8
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Total downloads:24 181
Active installs:300+
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NURCaptcha stands for New User Register Captcha. It has been designed for anyone who wishes to allow free registration of new users for a WP site, but want to keep bots outside. It uses Google’s reCAPTCHA tools to give your site an extra protection against those spammer bots, adding security to the WP Register Form. With Skt NURCaptcha you may use a reCAPTCHA on your login form, also.

Skt NURCaptcha is easy to install and doesn’t slow down your site. It is called into action just at the moment the “Register for This Site” form is requested. It prompts users with a checkbox they click on to prove they are not robots, and creates a challenge whenever needed, and checks the response given. If it is not valid, new user registration fails. If the response is valid, NURCaptcha leaves the scene and your site runs as if it was not there.

Skt NURCaptcha adds (from Version 3 on) extra security by querying trustable antispam databases for known ip, username and email of spammers, so you get rid of them even if they break the reCaptcha challenge by solving it as real persons. From version 3.4 on you can enable login form protection, also, as an extra fence against brute force attacks.

NURCaptcha also shows you each blocked attemptive. Log data may be toggled for you to see info on the attemptives blocked by the plugin. It shows date/time of trials, as well as usernames and e-mail addresses of those who failed registration (or login, if enabled) and were kept outside. Please note that attemptives in which the spambot suspends its attack when confronted by the reCAPTCHA challenge can not be logged. So logfile figures will never reflect the whole achievements of the plugin in securing your site.

Works smoothly with WP Multisites (Network) and BuddyPress.

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Privacy Disclaimer

This plugin uses Google reCAPTCHA which uses cookies and collects usage data. Its privacy policy is under Google’s Privacy Policy.
NURCaptcha collects and records in a log table: IP, username and email address of each blocked register or login attemptive.