Captcha Tool to Stop Bot Spammers in Elgg 1.8

In this article I will show you how to install another tool to stop bot spammers called Captcha in elgg 1.8.  Spammers are a big problem for this platform. They have automated systems that will hammer your site and make it unavailable. In order to keep your site, and our servers, up and running – it is recommendable to install tools like this one.

What Captcha does is upon registration, a user has to enter some random characters before signing up to your site. This is good, because it will stop bots from registering in your elgg 1.8 site and the flow of spams will decrease. You can download Captcha from here. http://community.elgg.org/pg/plugins/project/824277/developer/paivarm/captcha-for-18 .

1. Once downloaded, upload the plugin in the mod folder of your installation elgg 1.8:

2. After uploading is done, go back to your Elgg site, and login as an admin. On the topbar menu, click on the Administration link:

3. Find there the plugin captcha and click on Enable to activate the plugin:

4. Now, Captcha is active. Go to the registration page to see the captcha working:

Spammers are a big problem for this platform. They have automated systems that will hammer your site and make it unavailable. In order to keep your site up and running, and our servers, it is recommendable to install tools like this one.

This concludes Captcha Tool to Stop Bot Spammers in Elgg 1.8

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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