The addon Google reCAPTCHA for X-Cart 5 uses the free Google reCAPTCHA service to protect your shop from robots creating fake user accounts and sending spam through your site.

The addon integrates with the advanced version of the API that displays a simple “I’m not a robot” checkbox instead of asking users to enter a complex mix of digits and letters.

To start using the addon, make sure it is installed and enabled as described in Installing Addons from the X-Cart App Store. google_recaptcha_addon.png

Then sign up for a free Google reCAPTCHA account, to get your site key and secure key that you will need to specify during the addon configuration.

To configure the addon, open the addon settings page.

The settings page is divided into 3 subsections:

  1. Google reCAPTCHA account gre-settings-1.png Specify here your:
    • Site key
    • Secret key
  2. Google reCAPTCHA settings gre-settings-2.png Select the values for the following fields here:
    • API version : Can be only reCAPTCHA Version 2.0.
    • Theme : Select between ‘light’ or ‘dark’.
    • Size : Select between ‘normal’ or ‘compact’.
  3. Forms protected with Google reCAPTCHA gre-settings-3.png Toggle on the reCAPTCHA protection for the forms you need. Possible options are:
    • Sign-in form (storefront)
    • Password recovery form
    • Customer sign-up form
    • Contact form
    • Vendor sign-up form

Submit the settings when you are done.

The enabled Google reCAPTCHA protection for the chosen forms will look as follows:

Forgot password formgre-forgot-password.png
formgre-sign-in.png
Sign-up formgre-create-new-account.png
Contact formgre-contact_us.png