SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam, a WordPress Plugin, some hints on settings. These are the settings I use
Since this post was originally posted, the SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam WordPress Plugin has been removed from the WordPress repository of plugins.
I no longer use this WordPress Plugin. I explain why in this article.
After you install this WordPress PlugIn, you want to ensure that you set it up to your liking and that it is correctly the way that you expect.
Go into your WordPress Dashboard, then select Plugins, then select Si Capcha options.
The following SI CAPTCHA settings may need to be looked at and amended if required. These are settings that are working for me, no reason why they will not work for you.
- No Tick – Enable CAPCHA on the login form
- Ticked – Enable CAPCHA on the register form
- Ticked – Enable CAPCHA on the lost password form
- Ticked – Enable CAPCHA on the comment form
Make sure you click “update options”.
Then log out of WordPress completely.
Then navigate to your site as a visitor would.
Then you should see it the same way as your visitors.
Make sure that the CAPTCHA functionally works in the way that you want. If not, simply go back into your WordPress dashboard, and review and edit your SI CAPCHA settings accordingly.
I recommend using secure WordPress hosting that is also managed. I practice what I preach. This website is hosted using managed secure WordPress hosting. This is also highly recommended in my opinion for anyone who is interested in learning how to create a website and have an operational website up on the internet. That way you can focus more of your time on building your content. That is what I do. 🙂
This post was originally written in April 2015. Since then my webhost has implemented additional functionally which means that the functionally provided by one or both of these WordPress Plugins is handled by my webhost. I simply do not need these WordPress Plugins as their functionally and more is provided by my webhost at the server level.
This additional functionally includes several layers of security that shields websites and helps keep them secure.
This website security includes hacking, malware and bot-net attack protection.
Whatever overall solution your secure WordPress hosting solution has, it had better include several different layers of security. Having several layers of security makes a lot of sense. The website security package needs to at least cover hacking, malware and bot-net attack protection. If the website security package includes protections at the server level, it may mean that there is no requirement to install a number of WordPress plugins relating to associated security aspects.
For me now there is no need to install and activate the Akismet WordPress Plugin or the SI Captcha Anti-Spam WordPress Plugin or any other WordPress Plugin Spam Blockers as my webhost already provides similar functionally at the server level.
The webhost where this website is hosted is the same webhost that I recommend in my 17 Requirements Secure WordPress Hosting Providers Should Have article. I have come across no other webhost that has all of these requirements. I have been using this webhost since January 2015.