No Captcha reCAPTCHA Add-on
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|This mod is OBSOLETE with TNG v12 since it was incorporated into TNG v12. DO NOT INSTALL this mod on TNG v12, but rather see Recaptcha V2 Implemented
The No Captcha reCAPTCHA Add-on applies to TNG version prior to TNG V12 only and should work for versions between TNG v6 and v11.1.2 when the conditional include for the TNG_captcha.php was added to the suggest.php and newacctform.php.
|No Captcha reCAPTCHA Add-on|
|Summary||Adds a secure and simple to use captcha to TNG contact pages.|
|Mod Updated||23 Feb 2015|
|Download stats||View download statistics|
|Author(s)||Bryan S. Larson|
|Homepage||No Captcha reCAPTCHA Add-on (this page)|
|Mod Support||Support for No Captcha reCAPTCHA Add-on|
|Contact Developer||Bryan S. Larson|
|Min TNG V||6.0.0|
|Max TNG V||11.1.2|
Add-on should work with any version of TNG that supplies a dummy TNG_captcha.php.
This Captcha display consists of a simple check box which checks before proceeding to the protected page. reCAPTCHA is a free service that protects your site from spam and abuse. It uses advanced risk analysis engine to tell humans and bots apart. With the new API, a significant number of your valid human users will pass the reCAPTCHA challenge without having to solve a CAPTCHA (See blog for more details).
Hundreds of millions of CAPTCHAs are solved by people every day. reCAPTCHA makes positive use of this human effort by channeling the time spent solving CAPTCHAs into digitizing text, annotating images, building machine learning datasets. This in turn helps preserve books, improve maps, and solve hard AI problems. Those already logged into the website as registered users will not be presented with the Captcha, but will be given direct access to the page.
While the No Captcha reCAPTCHA add-on does not modify any TNG files, it does replace the empty TNG_captcha.php file that is provided with TNG for this purpose. It has been tested with TNGv10, but it should work with previous versions that supplied the TNG captcha file. To use the No Captcha reCAPTCHA add-on, you will need to register for a free account to create the necessary keys. Once you have obtained your keys, you will enter the following in your customconfig.php file replacing "yoursiteKeyHere" and "yoursecretKeyHere" with your keys (keep the quote marks).
$siteKey = "yoursiteKeyHere";
$secret = "yoursecretKeyHere";
|v10.1.0.3||23 Feb 2015||This update adds a feature to 'remember' if a visitor has successfully completed a reCAPTCHA challenge, no further challenges will be presented to that visitor during the visit.|
|v10.1.0.2||21 Jan 2015||This update corrects an issue where variable parameters were not being passed through to the appropriate form. Credit goes to Jeff Robison for catching this.|
|v10.1.0.1||19 Jan 2015||Initial release|
The No Captcha reCAPTCHA add-on does not need to be installed using the download manager. Download and unpack the zip file. Place the contents of the folder in your TNG website's top level or root folder. Add your key as described above and that's all there is to it.
The No Captcha reCAPTCHA add-on will work with all the TNG forms that have a captcha capability built into them. To use it on a custom page you must insert the following statement in the code where you want to present a challenge:
@include($cms['tngpath'] . "TNG_captcha.php");
NOTE: The code above should be placed within <?php ?> tags. If your custom page requires 'POST' information (like a form processor), the 'POST' information will be lost and the page will likely fail. To make it work, your page would have to save the POST data externally and retrieve it after the challenge has been answered.
No particular problems have been encountered with this add-on, but as always, use it at your own risk.
Sites using this mod
If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG Site to the table below:
|Our Family Histories||Bryan S. Larson||Mod Developer||n/a/TNG 12.0.3||EN|
|Blethyn / Hudgell Family Tree||Derek Blethyn||V10.1.0.2/TNG 10.0.2||EN|
|Gittens One-name Study||Cliff Gittens||V10.1.0.3/TNG 10.1.1||EN|
|Stirling-Hinds Genealogy||Rick Stirling||V10.1.0.3/TNG 11.0.0||EN|
|Our Family Tree||Paul Barrett||V10.1.0.3/TNG 11.1.0||EN|
|Stamboom Jongman||Roel Jongman||Public/Private site||10.1.0.3 / 10.1.3||NL, DE, EN|
|The Laumaster Project||Barry Sherry||10.1.0.3 / TNG 11.1.1||EN|
|Bumbery-Wangler||Bob Bumbery||Public site||10.1.0.3/TNG 11.1.2||English|
|The Howes One-Name Study||Paul Howes||Public site||10.1.0.3 / TNG 11.0.1||EN|
|KK's Family History||Kathy Kult||Public/Private site||10.1.0.3 / TNG 12.0.1||EN|