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Why don't I have the CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA plugin

Post by Fiercegirl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:53 pm

Hi Everyone!
I'm running the latest version of Joomla (3.8.11) but for some reason I don't have the CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA plugin. Isn't this a standard plugin with Joomla 3?

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Re: Why don't I have the CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA plugin

Post by fcoulter » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:04 pm

Yes it is.

It would be surprising not to have it, it may be that the plugin is simply disabled. You can find it in the Joomla extensions manager, go to extensions->plugins, then search for 'captcha'. If you find it there then you can enable it. You will need to edit the plugin settings to provide the site keys. If you click on the plugin name you will see how to do this.
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Re: Why don't I have the CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA plugin

Post by Fiercegirl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:44 pm

Hi fcoulter,
Thanks for your response and I'm sorry I didn't give more details in my initial question. That's what's so strange, when I go to extensions->plugins and search for "cap" nothing comes up.

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Re: Why don't I have the CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA plugin

Post by Fiercegirl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:57 pm

I just did some more searching. I see the "captcha" folder on the server where Joomla is installed and it has all the expected folders inside it. I've searched every which way I can think of in the plugin area of the Extension Manager and CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA is simply not there. It's so strange.

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Re: Why don't I have the CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA plugin

Post by leolam » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:37 am

Id of the plugin is #439. can you find that? (search for id) If you cannot find it the menu link is corrupt in your plugin folders. If you really cannot find it install through the extension manager the attached recaptcha plugin (the one which is distributed with Joomla 3.8.11). That will create a new link in your admin

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Re: Why don't I have the CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA plugin

Post by Fiercegirl » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:09 pm

Thanks Leo!
I searched for ID#439 and still couldn't find it so I downloaded your file and installed it via Extension Manager like you said and that did the trick! On a side note, the ID# for what I installed is #10310. I'm sure that won't affect anything but figured I'd mention it just in case.
Thanks again! I really appreciate your help!

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Re: Why don't I have the CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA plugin

Post by fcoulter » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:15 pm

The ID would be different if you re-installed the plugin, it makes no difference whatsoever. Leo's solution is fine, it is what I would have gone on to recommend as well (just didn't want to overload you with too much info at once).
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Re: Why don't I have the CAPTCHA - reCAPTCHA plugin

Post by Fiercegirl » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:40 pm

Thanks fcoulter! I appreciate your help.


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