Last updated 23 March 2017. Created on 13 June 2007.
Edited by authentictech, cyberzeus, TuWebO, wavesailor. Log in to edit this page.

The reCAPTCHA module uses the reCAPTCHA web service to improve the CAPTCHA system and protect email addresses. For more information on what reCAPTCHA is, please visit the official website.


  1. Extract the reCAPTCHA module to your local favorite modules directory ([drupal_root]/sites/all/modules)


  1. Enable both the reCAPTCHA and CAPTCHA modules in admin/build/modules.
  2. You'll now find a reCAPTCHA tab in the CAPTCHA administration page available at
  3. Register for a public and private reCAPTCHA key
  4. Input the keys into the reCAPTCHA settings. The rest of the settings should be fine as their defaults
  5. Visit the Captcha administration page (admin/user/captcha) and set where you want the reCAPTCHA form to be presented


Looking for support? Visit the forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC.


Sepero’s picture

The "reCAPTCHA Video Tutorial" link appears to have been abandoned/deleted.

mreilly’s picture

It looks like Recaptcha links have changed. Here are updates:
main reCaptcha page:
get a key:

cyberzeus’s picture

The video link appears to also be dead.

pandaeskimo’s picture


There is a tab to edit reCaptcha settings as well (/admin/config/people/captcha/recaptcha).

Leagnus’s picture

I can choose 2 images all the way – there is no third acceptable among 9.
I use 7.x-2.0.

cyberzeus’s picture

Are there any special considerations or DB steps that need to be performed when downgrading from v2.x to v1.x? I know there were DB updates when upgrading to v2.x so I suspect there may be similar updates required when downgrading.