Using Basic Captcha vs ReCaptcha in Divi’s Contact Form Module

Using Basic Captcha vs ReCaptcha in Divi’s Contact Form Module

Do you have a contact form on your website? If so, you may have noticed spam messages being submitted through your form. Captcha is a great solution to prevent unwanted spam messages from being submitted. The purpose of Captcha is to ensure that the visitor filling out your contact form is actually human and not a computer program. There are many different types of Captcha tests. Some of the most common methods of Captcha tests require users to type in the letters and numbers they see in a distorted image. They also let you calculate a simple math equation, or select images containing a certain object, like a bicycle or stop sign. More recent and advanced methods of Captcha protection work behind the scenes to verify the user is not a bot, giving legitimate users a seamless experience while blocking the bots.

Divi’s Contact Form Module comes with two different types of Captcha protection for your website: Basic Captcha and ReCaptcha. In this post, we will discuss the differences between Divi’s Basic Captcha and ReCaptcha and go over some pros and cons so that you can better understand when to use these options on your website.

Let’s get started!

Using Basic Captcha vs ReCaptcha in Divi’s Contact Form Module

What is Captcha, And Does my Contact Form Need it?

First, let’s get a better understanding of what Captcha is and why you should include it in your contact form. Captcha stands for “Completely Automated Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart.” As the name describes, it is a challenge-response test that can be implemented on your contact form to test whether you are a computer or a human. If you pass the Captcha test, it assumes you are human and allows you to submit the form. If you do not pass the test, Captcha assumes you are a computer and does not allow you to submit the form in order to prevent spam messages from being sent.

It is a good idea to enable captcha spam protection on your contact form module, as it greatly reduces the number of spam messages you will receive, and helps keep your website safe and secure. Not to mention, if you have lots of spam messages in your inbox, it can be easy to miss legitimate inquiries sent from your website visitors! Divi offers two built-in options to add Captcha to your contact form, Basic Captcha and ReCaptcha. Let’s take a closer look at these two methods and some of their key differences.

Using Basic Captcha in Divi’s Contact Form Module

Divi’s basic Captcha is a simple math equation that users are required to solve before they can submit the form. It is very easy to add the basic Captcha requirement to your contact form module and it does not require any additional setup.

Add the Basic Captcha Requirement

First, open the contact form module settings. Under the Content tab, navigate to the Spam Protection section. Set Use Basic Captcha to “Yes”.

Now basic Captcha is enabled for your contact form and users will be required to solve the math equation before submitting



This article was written by Anika Huddleston and originally published on Elegant Themes Blog.

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