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Captcha feature is accessible for the Community (paid), Developer and Business plan users.

Captcha is a powerful tool for protecting your website against spambots.
With Patchstack, you can integrate captcha solutions easily into your WordPress sites.

To manage your site’s captcha settings, navigate to Sites > > Hardening > Captcha in Patchstack App.

Patchstack offers two captcha solutions:

  • Google reCAPTCHA
  • Cloudflare Turnstile

Note that our captcha can only be used on the WordPress built-in forms - these are:

  • Commenting forms
  • Login form
  • Registration form
  • Password reset form

NB! Patchstack does not offer captcha integrations for other third-party plugins or themes (eg. WooCommerce, Contact Form 7).

To activate captcha on your site, you will have to generate a public key and secret key first. The tutorials for creating captcha keys and integrating them with Patchstack can be found below.

Setting up Google reCAPTCHA

You can choose whether to use reCAPTCHA v2 or reCAPTCHA v3.
Find information about different reCAPTCHA versions here!

Here is a tutorial how to generate those.

To set up Google reCAPTCHA:

  1. Login into your Google account at
  2. Go here:
  3. In the label, enter your site name
  4. Check reCAPTCHA v2 OR reCAPTCHA v3 depending on which reCAPTCHA version you want to use. The reCAPTCHA v3 feature is only available in our plugin version 1.3 and up
  5. In the domains field, enter your domain(s)
  6. Check the checkbox to agree to the terms
  7. Click on Register
  8. You will now see the Site key and Secret key which you will need to copy over to our plugin, then save the settings on the settings page

Once the keys have been generated, insert them to the Patchstack App and click Save settings.

Setting up Cloudflare Turnstile

To set up Cloudflare Turnstile:

  1. Choose Cloudflare Turnstile from the versions list of captchas in Patchstack App.
  2. Log in to Cloudflare:
  3. In the navigation menu on the left, click “Turnstile”
  4. Click on “Add Site”
  5. Add your site name, and the domain name which you want to run the Turnstile on
  6. Click Create
  7. The site key and secret key will be shown on the screen
  8. Copy these keys over to the fields on the Patchstack App > > Hardening > Captcha page
  9. Click Save settings

After all the changes, click on Save settings.