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WordPress 3 Site Blueprints by Heather R. Wallace

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Introducing WP-reCAPTCHA

Akismet certainly does a great job of dealing with spam that has already been submitted, but that function is only one part of the overall spam-preventative measures that you should have in place to protect your sites. The second plugin that you need to use in order to win your battle against spam is WP-reCAPTCHA.

This plugin, which is available at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-recaptcha/, works by displaying an image that includes distorted words that your visitors must type in correctly. Using the settings provided by this plugin, this image can be configured to display on the comment form as well as the registration page.

Because of the methods that WP-reCAPTCHA uses to generate their CAPTCHA images, it's much ...

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