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OSOLCaptcha Plugin

Captcha for joomla core and custom forms.Inserts captcha in registration,contact,reset password, remind username forms on enabling this plugin.To add captcha in custom forms without changing any existing codes or admin settings, follow the steps mentioned below.
Just have to follow 3 steps for core forms.
1.install the plugin
2.publish the plugin .
3.Check the 5 forms(mentioned above).
OSOLCaptcha Version 2 and above developed for joomla 2.5 and 3 uses regexp and AJAX verification .if the captcha doesnt appear in any of the core forms, you need to edit osolCaptcha/coreForms.php and update the regexp for the particular form based on the template you are using.

---Important step for Custom forms/Non core Joomla forms---

If you are familiar with regexp ,you could add OSOLCaptcha for any forms.For this you need to add a file in 'osolCaptcha/nonCoreForms' can check 'virtuemart.php' to see how to set regexp for any non core form.

PS: Inorder to have this plugin insert captcha ,the form should have an id or name and a submit button inside 'form' tag.Though by default it usually will have,I am explicitly mentioning it because I have seen users developing custom forms and template overrides without name or id attribute and compalining that the captcha oesnt work there.

It is recommended that this be done by coders or with their help though installing and publishing the plugin could be done by anyone(which in turn will add the captcha to the core forms mentioned above)

Further there is a layer of backend spam protection with the help of botscout api which could prevent even human spams to an extend.We reccomend you to enable this as well.

Currently there are 2 limitations for this plugin

1.If the html part is customized for com_user,mod_login or com_contact,it may not work.Since this is aimed for non techy joomla users it wont affect them as they dont edit any files.However if there is a template override with form id/name change and submit button tag change you should edit
and change the 2 variables for that form properly

'formId' =>
'tagToPlaceCaptchaBefore' =>

Enabling auto add for mod_login(not available from version 2.0 onwards) is subject to conditions and is disabled by default.if you enable it, make sure that it is in a unique position ,position must be any of these('left','right','top','user2','user3') .The position occupied by mod_login should not contain any other modules

I have included a link to the download page of this plugin with the captcha image.You are free to remove it,though I will be happy to have that link with the captcha image :)

This is my first extension to JED.Any suggestions and help on improving this plugin will be much appreciated

PS:Please check the technical requirements section and FAQs section in the download page of the plugin,first if you are having any issues with the plugin

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Reviews: 1
I had an issue with bots attacking our 'forms' page. I contacted Sreekanth Dayanand - the developer of OSOL Captcha. He immediately took a look at our site - made the appropriate additions - and the problem was fixed. Quick. Easy. Painless. THANK YOU, Sreekanth for great customer service and a great product.
Reviews: 5
I have used this Captcha plugin on several sites. It is a piece of cake to install, to get running and is better (imho) than the std captcha. I did have one minor issue on the contacts page but Sreekanth pointed me in the right direction (my fault) Recommended plugin
Reviews: 16
Dear Sreekanth!
You did a real great job.
Thanks for everything.
Reviews: 2
Good Extension,and support is very fast and friendly,more than 30 messages back and forth,support still so friendly
Reviews: 21
I did not want to use the default recaptcha plugin. This is the only alternative I could find that is easy to set up. And it works well. Thanks.
Reviews: 2
Very easy to use, and fast customization, colors etc. I had to contact support and got back to me very fast, and the issue was solved downloading the new version. I highly recommend it.
Reviews: 21
This captcha worked right out of the box for me and it seems to stop the spammers on my website. The Google recaptcha just did not do that at all. I have activated the botscout option though.
Thank you for this wonderful extension!
Reviews: 1
I have used OSOLCaptcha on my personal site for years! It is a great extension. I put it on my newest site and forgot how easy it is to install and get going. It doesn't get any easier to install! Thanks for a great and professional captcha! [I also have it working with my site with community builder site]
Reviews: 2
it was excellent plugin.This plugin was using well defined REGEX pattern we can also create the captcha for other component extension by placing the created capatcha file "nonCoreForms" folder.

Super Ajax feature validation

Super Development

Reviews: 6
That's a useful plugin, just installed and got it working. No pain, it worked immediately.
Reviews: 20
worked right out of the box. Took us less than 1 minute to get it to work.
Reviews: 9
This plugin is so easy to install and configure - I choose to use the newer version plg_osolcaptcha_2.0_for_Joomla1.5 and it automatically adds it self to contact forms. It will never get easier than this - thanks for a great plugin and keep up the good work.
Reviews: 97
Very good extension! If the developer make the text font-size bigger it will be better.
Owner's reply

thanks for the review. more options including font-size are available from version 3.0 onwards.

Reviews: 6
I just downloaded version 1.6 for joomla 2.5 and enabled it done some settings and works rights away !

Thanks alot keep up the good work!
Reviews: 1
My Joomla/Virtuemart site has been plagued with rogue signups and I've been searching for an easy to use Captcha option to prevent this. OSOLCaptcha is it! It installed instantly, I published it and enabled the options I wanted and away it went. The only thing I had to tweak was the VM registration page, but adding the code given in the plugin info page to the VM registration page was the work of a minute and it works a treat. Thank you!

If anyone else wants to know how to make it work in the VM registration page I'd be happy to tell you.

Thanks to the OSOLCaptcha developer for such an easy to use plugin. :)
Reviews: 32
Using OSOLCaptcha in Joomla 1.5 since version 1.0.6 (February 2011).
Advantages: Integration with different forms, ease setup. You can configure the extension to your own website design.
Disadvantages: does not support reCAPTCHA/
Once in Joomla 2.5 appear reCAPTCHA, there was no longer to use the OSOLCaptcha
Formerly used as a captcha to the form of contacts on the blog.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
Owner's reply

for those who have read this review,THIS IDIOT is complaining that there is no recpatcha in my plugin which actually is a feature request.please check!_Extension_Directory_FAQs#Reviews( which clearly states that feature request could not be posted as user review ).please read the forum thread( about other instances these types of craps as well

Reviews: 17
Very good extension, simple and perfect. Thank you
Reviews: 1
Thanks for the extension, it was really helpfull because I could insert it in my own form.
But I want to ask something: if I try to modify osolCaptcha.php, it breaks all my website with the message "unexpected T-STRING in .\plugins\system\osolCaptcha.php line 1". If I only download the file and upload it without modifications, the error is displayed too.
Is it normal?
Thank you very much!
Reviews: 2
Adding CAPTCHA has never been so easy! Download, install, publish, test in less then 10min. Thanks guys!
Reviews: 3
Simple and does the job, I wish one could play with the layout a bit more but as it is is just great !!! and pure Non-Commercial !!
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