How To Set Up hCaptcha – A Free And Privacy-focused Alternative

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When it comes to creating forms in a WordPress website, WPForms is the best choice comes to my mind and I recommend the same to others.

WPForms is a drag-n-drop form builder that makes easy to build different types of forms like contact form, survey form, donation form, Payment form etc.

Having contact form added on your website makes it trustworthy and your users can feel connected with you just because you have opened a way for them to contact you whenever they need your support.

But forms also bring spam entries and it makes task complicated, but you can prevent spam entries by adding hCaptcha with your form using the same form builder, WPForms.


What Is hCaptcha?

hCaptcha(where h stands for “human) is a completely free tool that can help you fight with spam entries & bot. It can keep spam and bots away from your website just by asking simple questions to prove that form submitter is a real human.

hCaptch uses sophisticated machine learning and AI to recognize human users and prevent bot entries.

And if Google’s reCaptch isn’t working good for you and you are looking for its alternative then hCaptcha is perfect for you.

WPForms has now released fully supported native integrations across its family of plugins. If you are tired with the spam entries through your forms, you must follow the entire tutorial.

Now let’s move to the most important part of this post:


How To Add hCaptch In WPForms?

Do you know what is the most amazing thing about WPForms? It’s a beginners-friendly form builder that a newbie can use easily without any prior technical knowledge, even you don’t need to touch codes.

Everything can be done just by drag-n-drop…

Step 1: Install & Activate WPForms In Your WordPress Website

First of all, you need to install the WPForms plugin on your WordPress website if you are not using it already. But if you are using it already, then skip this step.

You can easily install the plugin by going to Plugins>Add New and then search for the WPForms.

Read more: How To Install A WordPress Websites? (3 Easy Methods)

Just click on the Install Now button and then Activate button to make it live on your WordPress website.

Now you are ready to proceed to the step no. 2 where we are going to create our first form using the WPForms.

Step 2: Create A Form Using WPForms (It’s pretty easy)

Creating forms using WPForms is literally easy, you can create your first form under the 5 minutes.

Click on the WPForms>Add New from the left-side menu in your WordPress admin dashboard.

On the next page, you need to enter the name of your form and choose a template if you don’t want to start from scratch.

WPForms offers pre-built templates that make your work easy and saves your time from creating a form from scratch.

select a template WPforms

Pre-built templates have all the basic field already added in the form, you can add or remove any from the left-side panel to your form.

Once your form is complete, click on the Save button to save your changes.

Step 3: Add hCaptcha To Your Form

Now the most important step where you are going to add hCaptch into your form.

Well, that’s not difficult because you are using the WPForms for building forms on your WordPress website.

First, go to WPForms>Settings and then CAPTCHA tab. Now you have to select either you want to use hCaptcha or reCaptcha. Select hCaptcha…

Now you will see the hCaptcha field inside your WPForms form builder. You just need to drag and drop that into your form where you want to use it.

That’s how you can add hCaptcha to your forms using WPForms. Isn’t it super-duper easy?

Click on the Save button to save the changes you made…

Step 4: Embed Your Form

Now your form is ready to be placed on your website, you can add it using two ways, through shortcode or directly from Gutenberg editor.

Click on the Embed button at the right-top corner and copy the shortcode.

Open the page/post where you want to add the form and paste the shortcode.


Over To You

This is how you can add hCaptcha to your WordPress forms and prevent spam and bot. Isn’t it easy to follow?

It is, right! So, follow this and make your WordPress website spam free.

I hope you found this tutorial useful if you did them make sure you share it with others to help them.

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