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Yola Forms: Adding a Captcha

We understand that it's frustrating to receive spam and blank submissions via your Yola Form - and that it feels like you're missing out on legitimate queries. One way to combat this is to add a CAPTCHA to your form.

A CAPTCHA is a type of challenge-response test as an attempt to ensure that the response is generated by a person. A common type of CAPTCHA requires the user to type letters or digits from a distorted image that appears on the screen.

The Form Widget comes with a built-in CAPTCHA, and it helps ensure that your form can't be submitted unless the CAPTCHA is entered. Should a visitor not enter the CAPTCHA words, the form post will fail. 

If your form does not have CAPTCHA enabled, here's how to set this up:

1. Click on "Edit" on the top left of the Form Widget.

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2. A dialog box will open.

3. Scroll down to the bottom of the dialog box and click on "Add new field".

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4. Scroll all the way down on the drop down menu from "Add new field" and select "Spam Protector (Captcha)".

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5. Click Save and remember to click Publish to update your site.