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Confident Captcha - Joomla Plugin

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The Confident Captcha Joomla Plugin provides an easy and secure way to use Confident Captcha on your website, this helps reduce the amount of spam produced by bots. The Joomla Plugin makes calls to the API directly and easily integrates into the Joomla CMS platform.

Quick-start

* Skip this step if you've already added a site to your dashboard account


In order to obtain the credentials for Confident Captcha, register for a free account at http://www.confidenttechnologies.com/Get_Confident_CAPTCHA.

After you have filled out the registration form you will receive an activation email.  Click to activate your account in the email, and you will be logged into the website.  Once you are at the site follow the steps below to obtain your credentials.

  1. Click Add a new site.
  2. In the text box next to Site Name:  type in the name of your site, then click Add site.
  3. Click on the Overview link, here you will find the credentials you will need for the configuration of your site.

After you've obtained your API credentials, below are the basic steps to getting Confident Captcha up and running on Joomla.

Deployment and Configuration


Joomla 1.5 Instructions


  1. Download the Joomla plugin then login to your Joomla admin account and in the Extensions menu click Install/Uninstall.
  2. Under the Upload Package file, click Choose File, navigate to the .zip file you downloaded and select Open...
  3. Click on Upload file and Joomla will install the plugin, once it is installed you will notice a message at the top of the screen notifying you that it has been installed.
  4. Next, in the Extensions menu select Plugin Manager.
  5. In the upper right corner of this page change -Select Type- to system.  System - Confident Captcha will display in the list below check the box to the right and select Edit at the top right of the page.
  6. On the left side of the Plugin page you'll enter your API credentials for your site from the site overview page on our dashboard. (Go to the dashboard, then click "Overview" for the site you created earlier) Change the following values to those listed on that page:
    • Site ID
    • Customer ID
    • API username
    • API password
  7. Save the changes and you will now have Confident Captcha installed on your Joomla site!

Joomla 2.5 Instructions:


  1. Download the Joomla plugin then login to your Joomla admin account and in the Extensions menu click Install/Uninstall.
  2. Under the Upload Package file, click Choose File, navigate to the .zip file you downloaded and select Open...
  3. Click on Upload file and Joomla will install the plugin, once it is installed you will notice a message at the top of the screen notifying you that it has been installed.
  4. Next, in the Extensions menu select Plugin Manager.
  5. In the upper right corner of this page change -Select Type- to system.  System - Confident Captcha will display in the list below check the box to the right and select Edit at the top right of the page.
  6. On the left side of the Plugin page you'll enter your API credentials for your site from the site overview page on our dashboard. (Go to the dashboard, then click "Overview" for the site you created earlier) Change the following values to those listed on that page:
    • Site ID
    • Customer ID
    • API username
    • API password
  7. Save the changes and you will now have Confident Captcha installed on your Joomla site!

Joomla 3.x Instructions:


  1. Download the Joomla plugin then login to your Joomla admin account and in the Extensions menu click Extension Manager.
  2. Under the Upload Package file, click Choose File, navigate to the .zip file you downloaded and select Open...
  3. Click on Upload & Install and Joomla will install the plugin, once it is installed you will notice a message at the top of the screen notifying you that it has been installed.
  4. Next, in the Extensions menu select Plug-in Manager.
  5. In the upper left corner of this page change -Select Type- to captcha.  Captcha - Confident CAPTCHA will display in the list.
  6. Click Captcha-Confident CAPTCHA. Click the Status "Enabled" button if it isn't already selected.
  7. On the Basic Options tab of the Plugin page you'll enter your API credentials for your site from the site overview page on our dashboard. (Go to the dashboard, then click "Overview" for the site you created earlier) Change the following values to those listed on that page:
    • Site ID
    • Customer ID
    • API username
    • API password
  8. The Advanced Options tab has some more options to change the look and feel of your Captcha. A link to the full list of possible configurations has been provided below.
  9. After you are happy with the settings you've chosen, click Save & Close.
  10. In the System menu, click Global Configuration. Under the Site Settings header, make sure that Captcha - Confident CAPTCHA is selected as your Default Captcha. Click Save & Close to save that change if you made it.
  11. With that, Confident Captcha is now installed on your Joomla site!

For a complete list of the customizations you can perform, please refer to the Confident Captcha Configuration page.

The options you can configure are:

  • width
  • height
  • captcha_length
  • logo
  • billboard
  • ajax_verify
  • and others!

Thank you for using Confident Captcha!

Joomla Notes


The latest version of the Joomla library is 20130514_JOOMLA, and was released May 14th, 2013.

If you run into any problems or have any questions regarding this plugin please contact us.