WordPress is a great platform for blogs and websites. The main reason is that it’s easy to manage and supported by wide range of functions, themes, plugins etc. Because of its popularity, cyber criminals target WordPress sites naturally and always try to invade into their system with hacking attempts. And you know, a criminal or bot from unknown parts of the world always trying to login into your site with probable passwords.
If you are using any security plugin, you will be notified about such failed attacks with details of IP address of the system and username they used.
Installing a CAPTCHA plugin can prevent such attacks to a certain extent. Bots can use predefined passwords only but will fail in CAPTCHA testing. There are several ways to activate CAPTCHA on WordPress login page.
All in One WP Security and Firewall is an awesome security plugin which lets you add CAPTCHA on login pages. To do so, follow the below mentioned steps: From WordPress Dashboard, Click on Plugins, then Add new
- Type ‘All in One WP Security and Firewall’ in search box and hit enter
- Find the plugin from the displayed results and click ‘Install Now’
- Activate the plugin
- Choose ‘User Login’ from the left menu bar of the security plugin
- Click on ‘Login Captcha’
- Put tick mark on ‘Enable Captcha On Login Page’
- Save the settings
Google Captcha is another popular plugin to add Google CAPTCHA on your login, registration, forgot password, comments and contact forms. You need to obtain API key from Google in order to activate the plugin and it lets you hide CAPTCHA based on user roles too.
Math Captcha is useful to implement CAPTCHA in the form of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division on the login screen. You can configure the time within which user need to enter the value.