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This plugin adds Googles reCaptcha support to JForm compatible with Joomla 1.6 and 1.7, most importantly the user registration form. All you need to get a reCaptcha is a public/private key pair from google.

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In order to translate this extension into your native language if not supported you can perform the following steps.

  1. Change to plugins/system/rvs_recaptcha/language folder
  2. Copy en-GB folder to xx-XX (your language code)
  3. Rename the files inside the new folder
  4. Change the language strings

If you translate this extension into another language I would love to add the translations to the plugin package, so if that is a possibility please contact me.

You'll find me at #joomla@freenode



  • Added Dutch tranlsation (nl-NL)
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translation (pt-BR)
  • Added Turkish translation (tr-TR)
  • Added Swedish translation (sv-SE)
  • Added Italian translation (it-IT)
  • Updated Spanish translation (es-ES)


  • As per request in the comments, added support for the forgotten password and username reminder forms. Please keep in mind that the spanish and french translation might be a little flaky, corrections are welcomed.
  • Updater support was added recently, and this is the first update that can be installed through the update manager.


  • Joomla! 1.7 compatibility
  • Remove additional "Form Validation" fieldset, field is now part of the registration form
  • Add some languages
  • Fix template loading bug when no public API keys is given
  • Add support for contact form

Install and uninstall...

Posted on 03 January 2014

Hi guys!

Install this plugin on my Joomla with CB. Bots registers thru recaptcha.

Tried to use this plugin with double-factor system (+QA), but have failed.

Simple and It works!

Posted on 28 November 2013

I had problems with the Joomla 2.5 standard Captcha-reCaptcha plugin: It wasn't showing the Captcha Image at all.

(It seems that Shape5 Vertex template has a Javascript incompatibility problem with the standard reCaptcha plugin)

So, I installed this plugin and IT WORKS!

Download, Install, Insert the 2 Captcha keys and activate. That's all.

Good job.


Posted on 08 January 2013

Took a couple mins to test it in sandbox and move it to my live site. Google sign up was quick and hassle free.

Good job

Posted on 08 June 2012

No problems with the usage of this extension.

Now I am depending on Google's reCaptcha, button this is better than receive spam...

Thank you!

Great Extension

Posted on 09 April 2012

I wish all extensions were this easy to use. It did what it said when it said. Easy install, got codes, set in config and we were away. Perfect!

Just paste public-secret key & select the places where you want to add it.Its done.



Your pathfinder in cyber world.

Works like a charm

Posted on 29 February 2012

Downloaded, installed, entered key, selected language, worked. Excellent.

Elegant and Effective

Posted on 18 January 2012

Simple and effective. Just what the doctor ordered. I already have a Newsletter component that synchronises new subscribers with new user sign-up in Joomla. I needed Captcha to avoid spam user entries. This little plugin fits the bill perfectly. Many thanks to its creator.

Great stuff

Posted on 23 December 2011

Have a tried a few of these over the years all without a lot of success or with a lot of hassle. Not this one however, installed, got some keys from google and shazzam, !!!! it works. Its helping me 'believe' J1.7is worth it...

Thanks guys great work.



Posted on 06 December 2011

Very simple but very powerful! Easy to install and to use it. And it's free!


RVS PasswordChecker

Free | Site Security | Rune V. Sjøen
1 review
This plugin will add a password strength meter to the password field in the user registration and edit profile forms in the frontend.

RVS jQueryLoader

Free | Performance | Rune V. Sjøen
0 reviews
This plugin adds Googles jQuery support to Joomla! and is compatible with Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7. To use it, install the plugin, go to the plugin manager and enable it. It will by default load a minimized jQuery library in the frontend. There are parameters to load it also in the backend. If you want to load a different version of jQuery, you can change that in the parameters as well. You'll find me at #joomla@freenode

RVS reCaptcha

Rune V. Sjøen
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Uses updater:
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