reCAPTCHA v2 - Does anything need to be changed in xenForo?


Well-known member
I received the following email from Google reCAPTCHA today. I'm not sure if anything needs to be adjusted on the xenForo side so thought i'd post it just in case. :)

Dear Webmaster,

You're receiving this email because you're registered as a website administrator for a site that uses reCAPTCHA.

Google launched reCAPTCHA v2 (i.e. No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA) in Dec, 2014. The new version provides a more simplified user experience than reCAPTCHA v1, with an enhanced spam fighting mechanism.

Please refer to the developer guide for integration details. We hope you enjoy the new reCAPTCHA.

Thank you,

reCAPTCHA Support


XenForo developer
Staff member
You can chose to use the NoCAPTCHA version if you prefer. You'll need to enter your keys for it to work though (not the case with the default reCAPTCHA configuration).


Active member
The instructions from Google give code to add before the closing </head> and "at the end of the <form> where you want the reCAPTCHA widget to appear".

Is this already done by default in Xenforo?