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reCaptcha v0.24

By Fumiaki Yoshimatsu
Posted March 24, 2008, in Comments, Trackback, Antispam.


This plugin is compatible with the Movable Type 4 Captcha API, which uses reCaptcha as its CAPTCHA image provider.

The plugin users are required to register their blogs to and get public/private key pair, in order to use this plugin.

Requirements public/private key pair


Movable Type versions: 4.3


14 Comments on April 8, 2008, 3:03 p.m. Reply

This plugin doesn’t work on a default 4.1 Personal install. The instructions regarding the JavaScript template simply don’t apply and I assume that’s the reason it doesn’t work.

Attempting to go back to version 0.1 since I did get that version to work.

Fumiaki Yoshimatsu on April 8, 2008, 5:31 p.m. Reply

The plugin works fine for me on my default 4.1 Personal install. I am curious which line in the README does not apply. Would you elaborate it a little more, please?

Ryan Brodkin on April 14, 2008, 10:37 p.m. Reply

I used it on a default 4.1 personal install successfully as well, but I wasn’t thrilled that it doesn’t install cleanly as just a plugin.

mikeheu on June 30, 2008, 3:23 p.m. Reply

I’ve had it installed and it was working fine for anonymous comments. While enabled, though, the registration to the blog does not work. If I turn off reCaptcha, it works fine. Anyone have a solution for this?

Jon C on July 23, 2008, 5:15 p.m. Reply

registration is definitely broken - captcha does not show up.

Fumiaki Yoshimatsu on July 23, 2008, 6:47 p.m. Reply

@mikeheu @Jon C Sorry about that. It was a bug and I think I was able to fix it in the version 0.21. It would be great if you could give the new code a try. Thanks for the report!

Stephen Walsh on February 14, 2009, 10:31 p.m. Reply

Still no go on the registration. It seems to be in an infinite loop without actually verifying the text as correct even though it is entered correctly.

tmtauchi on April 21, 2009, 10:53 p.m. Reply

I am having the same problem as the commenter before me. I am using MT 4.24 and followed the instructions you outlined. However, when I test the Recaptcha, every single time I get the same error message: “Text entered was wrong. Try again.” I can’t seem to find any info on any of the discussion forums on how to fix this…

outtacontext2 on October 29, 2009, 10:32 a.m. Reply

Can I use this for MT 3.38?

oliverh on June 30, 2010, 8:33 a.m. Reply

I also have the ReCaptcha displaying ok but text (or no text at all) always verifies ok. Running 4.34 Pro (without FastCGI).

I’m assuming the plugin hooks up the validation automatically? I’ve installed the plugin, put my keys in via the plugin settings and modified the Comment Form to display this ok. I’ve set the Comment settings for the blog to use ReCaptcha rather than default…anyone have any suggestions/help?

Mihai Bocsaru on March 14, 2012, 4:45 p.m. Reply

You may like to know that reCAPTCHA works very well both with movable type v4.x and movable type v5.x.

Take as a gift for me this undocumented feature:

You could change the default reCAPTCHA theme!

The themes and the appropriate settings are listed at:

Inside one of my projects I’ve used this simple setting: <script type=”text/javascript”> var RecaptchaOptions = { theme : ‘white’ }; </script>

Kind Regards, Mihai Bocsaru

Daily Movable Type Consultant

Web Development Movable Type Consulting Six Apart Partner

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