Not sure how to instal reChaptcha

    • 28 posts
    October 1, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

    I am trying to install Googles reCaptcha on my SocialEngine PHP site. (Getting lots of spammers hitting my site.) Google's instructions for installing it client side is as follows:


    Paste this snippet before the closing tag on your HTML template:

    Paste this snippet at the end of the where you want the reCAPTCHA widget to appear:


    There are so many files that make up SocialEngine, I have no idea which file is the "HTML template" nor which file is the "profile" form. Even when I know their names, there's still the matter of where amongst all the various folders they reside.

    Can anyone give me some guidence?

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    • 6923 posts
    October 1, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

    reCaptcha is already integrated. Please follow this tutorial,>-spam-and-banning-tools?b_id=14386 . All you need are the keys generated at the recaptcha site. If you add their code, it most likely will conflict with the integration that already exists. Please also make sure you are using SEPHP 4.10.3p2 for your site.

    • 28 posts
    October 2, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

    My site uses 4.9.4p4. How do I upgrade it to 4.10.3p2?

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    • 6923 posts
    October 2, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

    Please follow this upgrade guide after you check with third party experts whose products you use. There are third party products that modified the database tables which cause the upgrade to fail if you don't follow the steps provided by those experts before upgrading.

  • gs
    • 857 posts
    October 2, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

    Let your host do it


    How to link:


    Links to info on each 4.10.* update:



    Other things to consider (some may be duplicated from the How to link):

    - Backup, backup, backup - offsite too

    - Contact 3PDs of any Plugins/Themes you have in case there are special instructions (ex. SES and SEAO both have Advanced Feeds that modified Core DB, so they have workarounds/fixes to deal with these issue since the upgrade may not work otherwise). 

    - Contact 3PDs of any Plugins/themes you have to be sure they are compatible with 4.10.03p2 (ex. I have some 4.09.04p4 products that will work with 4.10.03p2 even though the 3PD offers 4.10.* compatible products; other 3PD 4.09.* products won't work)

    - Customizations: gather what you have and contact the Dev to be sure it's ready for 4.10.03p2 and plan accordingly

    - Based on 3PD info above, plan out the steps for upgrade and coordinate with any 3PDs as needed (ex. since I have SEAO Advanced Feeds, I asked them to perform the SE as well as all SEAO product upgrade for me, even though I usually ask the Host to perform the SE upgrades; I have already contacted the other 8-9 3PDs so I have developed a game plan over the months it will take to perform updates)

    - Be sure to test in a Dev environment first, not Production/Live

    - Backup, backup, backup (I may have already mentioned this one)

    - etc.


  • gs
    • 857 posts
    October 2, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

    oops - my apologies @Donna - I was working on mine while you posted yours

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    • 6923 posts
    October 2, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

    No problem @gs, you gave some great info.