How do I enable Google reCAPTCHA for my Pressero site?

As of the release of 8/29/2019, Pressero supports using Google reCAPTCHA to secure forms on your Pressero sites. This functionality is included with your Pressero account, and can be enabled on any site. You need to have a Google account so you can log in to the reCAPTCHA admin console and generate the keys that are needed to set up your Pressero account to use reCAPTCHA.

1. Go to the Google reCAPTCHA admin console:

2. Click the + button to create and register a new site 

  • Add the Label: Use a Label that will make it easy for you to identify the site in future

3. For reCAPTCHA type, choose reCAPTCHA v2.

4. Enable the "I'm not a robot" option.

5. Enter your site domain or address, make sure your account is listed under Owners and accept the terms of service. You will be taken to a page that will show your Site Key and your Secret Key values that are needed for setup in the Pressero admin.

  • Your registration is restricted to the domains you enter here, plus any subdomains. In other words, a registration for also registers A valid domain requires a host and must not include any path, port, query or fragment.
  • IMPORTANT: The settings on Pressero admin allow for testing the reCAPTCHA. In order to avoid an error showing when trying to test from Pressero admin, you must add to the Domains list in the setup for the reCAPTCHA on Google, in addition to your site addresses and domains.

6. In the Pressero admin, go to Preferences > General Settings and check "Enable reCAPTCHA Integration." Enter the "Site Key" and "Secret Key" values from your reCAPTCHA site setup window in step #5 above.

7. Click "Save."


8. reCAPTCHA security needs to be enabled explicitly on any site you wish to use it. Go to [Select Site] > Settings > reCAPTCHA and check "Enable reCAPTCHA Security." Enter URL addresses for the pages on your site for Cookie Policy Page, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy Page. It is recommended that these be relative URL values as shown below.

Note: You can enable site specific reCAPTCHA for all the domain and its sub domains that are listed in domain section of Google's Register New Site page

9. Try going to the create account page for your site; the reCAPTCHA controls should show at the bottom below the input fields.

  • For B2C sites: you will be able to see the reCAPTCHA on the pages that are associated with forms. 

Note: If you see the error "ERROR for site owner: Invalid key type" in the reCAPTCHA control, redo steps 1-3 and choose reCAPTCHA v2 for the reCAPTCHA Type. Pressero does not support reCAPTCHA v3.