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Spam and Bots BuddyBoss Form Protection with reCaptcha

BuddyBoss is a premium WordPress plugin that allows users to create online communities on their websites, including interactive features such as online forums and private groups. It also has options for private messaging and connecting with members, just like other social media platforms. It can be well integrated with Learndash to create online courses. BuddyBoss is a complete replacement for the previous WordPress plugin, BuddyPress. In a recent update, we’ve extended the functionality of the BestWebSoft reСaptcha plugin for better interaction and protection of the BuddyBoss registration form from spam and bots.

Not knowing how to add a Captcha to a BuddyBoss Form can be frustrating. Especially when it’s so much easier than you think. Don’t worry; After reading this article, you can easily enable reCaptcha in BuddyBoss.

Did you know that the full form of CAPTCHA is “Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Human Apart”? In short, adding a Captcha helps your site distinguish a computer from a real human customer.

So let’s get started with the settings.

What needs to be done

Make sure you have both reCaptcha Pro and BuddyBoss plugins installed, activated, and configurated. I.e. you have properly received the reCaptcha keys and set up the BuddyBoss plugin.

buddyboss recaptcha dashboard

Then go to the reCaptcha Settings page and enable the BuddyBoss registration form to activate reCaptcha. Please note: reCaptcha Version 2 for BuddyBoss registration form is supported only if the Disabled Submit Button option is enabled.

buddyboss recaptcha activation

Scroll down the page and click the “Save Changes” button.

recaptcha pro save changes

After saving changes BuddyBoss Registration form with reCaptcha V2 may look on the website frontend as follows. If you want to use the reCaptcha V3 or Invisible reCaptcha, you can enable it on the settings page.

buddyboss register with recaptcha


Following the instructions above, you can protect the registration form with just a few clicks from annoying bots that are trying to break into your site. And BestWebSoft’s reCaptcha plugin is the best and most convenient solution to achieve this goal. The plugin works with the most popular logins and contact forms and will help you protect them all from spam and bots in the easiest way possible.

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