Adding captcha to your website is a security measure that is often used when site visitors sign up for accounts or send a message to the store owner. Without using a captcha, bots (as known as spambots, spam robots) can submit forms on your site, create spam accounts, and submit spam information to your store. With our PrestaShop captcha module - CAPTCHA, including captcha is not as difficult as you think: the entire process just needs a few clicks!
To prevent bots from overrunning sites with spam, fake sweepstakes entries, and other illegal things, publishers responded by testing users to see if they were human or not. These approaches are typically referred to as captcha, which per Wikipedia is an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”, is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human.
Generally, e-commerce websites would use captcha to strengthen the security around the most sensitive account access points. What happens – if you are unprotected – is that your customers and email databases end up being mass-populated with spam email addresses: it is costly and time-consuming to weed these out. But don’t be worry, our PrestaShop captcha module can be enabled on PrestaShop contact form, user registration/login form, newsletter subscription, forgot password and out of product alert form of your online store providing a complete solution to protect your website from spam.
Implementing a large number of third-party APIs may affect your website security. That’s why CAPTCHA provides you an ability to generate captcha images with various difficulty standards by using a PHP image production library. You don’t need any other API but still ensure safety for your contact forms and registration forms. We recommend you to employ our default captcha image types. However, if you want to improve your website security, you can turn on Google reCaptcha – a renowned captcha application provided by Google. It’s really simple to coordinate Google reCaptcha into your site with CAPTCHA. All you need to do is inserting your Google API key on our module back office and click “Save”.
IP blacklist and email blacklist are additional security layers to give you more control of your website’s forms.
IP blacklist allows you to block a certain IP or IP ranges using IP patterns while email blacklist allows you to block a certain email or multiple similar email addresses using email patterns from submitting the forms. For example: you can block all emails from China, Russian, all emails from mail.ru, all emails from qq.com, etc.
Have you ever used free PrestaShop captcha modules? It can be a big trouble when you must deal with all the manual coding changes. Let’s throw them away! Our PrestaShop captcha module doesn’t require you any programming knowledge to proceed. Anybody can install and configure this module. Similar to other PrestaShop module, CAPTCHA can be integrated into your store within a few clicks. Its configuration page is also very simple. Just choose your preferred captcha image type among our default options or paste your Google API key to enable Google reCaptcha. In addition, you can select to turn on captcha security for contact form or registration form separately or apply captcha for both.
Step 1: Download and install PrestaHero Connect: https://prestahero.com/en/145-prestahero-connect.html
Step 2: Reload your back office, then navigate to "PrestaHero > PrestaHero modules" and click on "Connect to PrestaHero" to connect your website with PrestaHero securely with your PrestaHero credentials.
Step 3: Find the module you purchased (or free) modules and click "Install" or "Upgrade" to install the modules or upgrade your modules any time a new version is released.
*Note: besides installing the purchased modules/themes using PrestaHero Connect, you can also download the modules/themes here: https://prestahero.com/mydownloads and install them to your website as normal PrestaShop modules using PrestaShop module manager (or theme manager). Just navigate to "Modules > Module manager" (or "Design > Theme & logo") then upload and installed the downloaded modules/themes.
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