Jaspaul Aggarwal

3rd Party (Free)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x


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Add-On Type(s)



Changes default ExpressionEngine comment form captcha into reCAPTCHA plugin.


The ‘ja_reCAPTCHA’ extension contains an extension and language folder. To install ja_reCAPTCHA follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the latest version of ja_reCAPTCHA
  2. Extract the .zip file to your desktop
  3. Copy everything in /extensions/ folder to your /extensions/ Expression Engine directory
  4. Copy /language/english/lang.ja_recaptcha.php file to your /languages/english/ directory
  5. Activate ja_reCAPTCHA


  1. Open the Extension Manager
  2. Enable Extensions if not already enabled
  3. Enable ja_reCAPTCHA
  4. Configure ja_reCAPTCHA with your public and private keys. (you can obtain these keys by registering at http://recaptcha.net/)


Just add:

{if captcha}

...within your “{exp:comment:form}” tags.


Hooks Used

If the add-on is an extension, and ties into ExpressionEngine's core files, it will use ExpressionEngine hooks. We are listing any hooks the add-on uses for developers to have an easier time locating other add-ons that they can reference for their own work.

  1. create_captcha_start
  2. insert_comment_start
  3. comment_form_hidden_fields

This entry was created January 7, 2010, 5:51 am.
This entry was last updated January 13, 2010, 11:55 pm.

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1 Review:

Philip 01.04.12

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This is a great add-on if you only need to use captchas on comment forms - if you need it for anything more it’s a no-go.