To add an extra layer of security to your website and protect it from bots and spam, you can integrate Cloudflare reCAPTCHA. It's a simple process that involves signing up for a Cloudflare account, adding your website to Cloudflare, and following a few steps to set up the reCAPTCHA challenge.
The first step is to sign up for a Cloudflare account if you haven't already. You can easily sign up for a free account on their website, cloudflare.com
Once you've signed up, you need to add your website to Cloudflare by following the instructions provided in the Cloudflare dashboard. This will allow you to manage your website's security settings through Cloudflare.
Next, you'll need to navigate to the Firewall app in your Cloudflare dashboard and click on the "Firewall Rules" tab. Here, you can create a new rule that specifies that traffic to your website should be challenged with a reCAPTCHA challenge. This will help prevent bots and other malicious traffic from accessing your website.
Once you've created your new rule, save it and wait for it to take effect. This may take a few minutes or more depending on your website's traffic and other factors.
The final steps involve adding the reCAPTCHA script and widget to your website's HTML code. You can easily add the reCAPTCHA script by copying and pasting the following code into the head section of your HTML code:
<script src="https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api.js" async defer></script>
This will load the reCAPTCHA library and enable the challenge on your website's forms. To add the reCAPTCHA widget to your forms, you can copy and paste the following code into your HTML form(s):
<div class="g-recaptcha" data-sitekey="your_site_key"></div>
Make sure to replace "your_site_key" with the actual reCAPTCHA site key, which you can find in your Cloudflare dashboard under the "Firewall" tab.
With these simple steps, you can easily integrate Cloudflare reCAPTCHA into your website and protect it from bots and spam.
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