How to stop spam using the easiest php captcha


If you're like 99% of website owners, you're sick of spam. There are plenty of captcha options out there, but if you also frequent websites that use them, you know some are near impossible to enter correctly.

Meet versCaptcha, the easiest php captcha available. versCaptcha is completely white label! (rare in a hosted captcha). It takes mere minutes to setup, has different themes to match your website (real-estate, boutique, goofy, and professional), and works to eliminate spam-bots on the web.

Most anti-spam measures will block spam from submitting your forms successfully, but versCaptcha takes it one step further by blocking them completely! If an IP address fails to enter the captcha correctly more than 5 times, it will be put on a block list, and redirected to By redirecting the potential spam off of your website, you're saving precious resources, and your site won't slow down due to high spam-induced server load.

Not yet convinced? Well, the features don't end there. versCaptcha also provides you with some analytical data to help you track your page's conversion rate. A pie graph visually displays the ratio between page views and form submissions, and another shows the difference between answered correctly vs incorrectly.

Interpreting the analytics: If you're getting a lot of page views, but not many form submissions, it's possible you're getting traffic from a bad source. Google Analytics could give some better insight. Another reason for poor conversion could be not enough incentive, or you're requesting too much information. Try playing with your form's layout, fields, etc, and track the results. You may find yourself improving your form submission rate greatly!

Shane Stebner

Author: Shane Stebner

Shane is a successful web-developer specializing in responsive design, and the open-source LAMP stack. Over the years, he's gained in-depth experience with Stripe, Twilio, PhantomJs,, PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, and many other plugins/APIs.

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