Simple Login Captcha

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Adds a simple 3-digit text captcha on the login form.

Author:Nikolay Nikolov (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.5
WordPress version tested:6.0
Plugin version:1.3.3
Added to WordPress repository:11-04-2019
Last updated:24-05-2022
Rating, %:86
Rated by:12
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Total downloads:25 230
Active installs:10 000+
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A simple captcha for the WordPress login form. To be able to login, the user is required to enter a random 3-digit number in a text field.

The correct number is displayed above the field by a small JavaScript code. Compatible with the WooCommerce login form. Compatible with multisite.

Demo

https://nikolaydev.com/wp-login.php

Simple

  • No complicated features
  • No settings
  • No image generation
  • No API
  • No sessions
  • No cookies
  • No IP address detection
  • No personal data collection
  • No vulnerabilities in the programming code

Recommendation

Bots can also try to login with the XML-RPC feature of WordPress! Very rarely plugins also need this (like the Jetpack plugin). But if you don’t use it, I recommend that you disable it. You can use the super simple one-line plugin Disable XML-RPC.

Notice

This is a simple plugin designed to protect against random bots that try to login on your site. But if a person actually looks at the code of this plugin and specifically designs a new bot that targets this plugin, this bot would be able to bypass the protection.


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