Custom reCaptcha is a plugin that gives you control over the look of Google's reCaptcha. It can replace the standard reCaptcha plugin packaged with Joomla! and adds solutions to make any version of the reCaptcha widget responsive.
reCaptcha from Google is a 'one-size-fits-all-designs' widget that does not offer many possible styles. Until now it fit my projects but once I started working on responsive templates, the size of the default reCaptcha themes started being in the way, especially for mobile designs.
The purpose of this simple plugin is to give you access to the raw widget (version 1) and allow you to perform your own skinning. Hard core 'stylers' and developers alike, go crazy and make it beautiful. Do not hesitate to show off your designs in the forum.
Version 2 of the Google widget is not skin-nable but the plugin attempts to render it responsive (it may not fully work in some templates).
Please find the download links at the bottom of this page.
|Feature||Custom reCaptcha||Joomla reCaptcha|
|improved language support||Yes||No|
|force audio or image challenge||Yes||No|
|Google legal link||Yes||No|
|defer Google API calls||Yes||No|
Google has turned off reCAPTCHA v1 on March 31, 2018. Any call to the v1 API no longer works.
Please check the online documentation.
Check the demo site for a live example.
If you have found this plugin useful to you, please post a review at the Joomla! Extensions Directory.
Rescue Me reCaptcha is a Google reCaptcha v2 plugin specifically created to work with Joomla! 2.5. It is meant to provide owners of Joomla's outdated sites a solution that will extend the use of the Google reCaptcha v1 that is supposed to be shut down on March, 31 2018.