Google reCAPTCHA is both powerful and elegant – it should be on all WordPress sites.


With Shield plugin, you have access to Google reCAPTCHA for both WordPress login and comments. It’ll prevent spam, and brute-force bot login attempts.


Additionally, with Shield Pro, you now have the ability to choose Google reCAPTCHA theme/style (including the new Invisible reCAPTCHA). 


Important: Before you can make full use of this option, you will have to register for Google reCAPTCHA keys and enable reCAPTCHA for use across Shield. To learn how to do that, follow the steps outlined in this article

What reCAPTCHA styles are available?

With Google reCAPTCHA style option, you can decide how Google reCAPTCHA will be displayed. There are 3 styles available: "light theme", "dark theme" and "invisible recaptcha".


Light Theme sample

Dark Theme Sample

Invisible reCAPTCHA style (displayed in the bottom right corner of the screen)

How to use "Default" style

If you set "default" style for all reCAPTCHA features, it will fallback to the "General" settings.


For example, if you set "default" style for brute force login protection...

... it will fallback to the "General" settings:

So, if you want to use i.e. "dark theme" throughout the plugin, choose "Dark Theme" within "General" and leave "Default" for the all other reCAPTCHA features.

reCAPTCHA Style option availability

This option is available within the following modules:


Note: Google reCAPTCHA style is available with Shield Pro only. To find out what the extra features for Shield Pro are, read the article here.