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ReCaptcha Plugin

Posted by coldtobi | 20 Nov, 2007, 12:09

Welcome to the official recaptcha-for-lifetype-plugin development article

After the first release of the plugin, I decided that it would be better to have a dedicated article to the plugin development. Well, this is it.

Current version

"Stable" version means, that it is supplied to the lifetype bugtracking system and then eventually released by the lifetype folks. The development version is more at the bleeding edge, but it might happen that it has more flaws. For the differences, please check the changelog section. 

    stable:                20080401  (Apr 01, 2008)  

    development:    1.2_recaptcha_20080401.zip  (Apr 01, 2008) 


Known Issues 

After I released the 20080401  i found following two minor issues:

  • If the style is not explicit set, the language won't work
  • The fix for the CSS is incomplete. Apparently, there are templates which requires some extra css in the stylesheets.
The fixes currently undergo some testing, so expect a bugfix release soon.


(Just verbatim the changelog of the latest development release)

recaptcha_plugin (20080401)

  * changed the sample template to version 1.1 in the readme to fix some issues:
        - make sure the widget is placed next to the label. Should look nicer.
        - if there is too less place for the widget, draw scrollbars.
        - fix some broken CSS-inheritage of some templates. (Thanks clyde for
  * the "hide-the-key-feature" is now a configuration option for the site admin.
        The hack to configure it using the locales is gone now. Make sure to read
        the Readme.
  * updated the recaptcha-php library to version 1.10
  * Themes can now be configured and used.
  * the widget is now displayed in the configured blog language. (if this
        language is supported and is one of these: "en","nl","fr","de","pt","ru",

 -- Tobias Frost <tobi@coldtobi.de>  Tue Apr  1 17:57:48 CEST 2008


  * the private key will be now hidden in the settings. (if you don't want this
    edit the locales/<your-language>.php as descibed there)
  * the validator accepted empty keys, even if it should not.
  * typo in template, so that the locale entry for the priv key help has not
    been used.
 -- Tobias Frost <tobi@coldtobi.de>  Fri Jan  4 21:56:20 CET 2008
recaptcha_plugin (

  * Fixed some typos, for example in the readme... (I wonder which in condition I was
    when I typed this...)
  * Synced the changes made by the lifetype developers when releasing to
    sourceforge. (Left in some debug code, missed to rename a class. Thnx
    for the reviewing!)
  * Added a link to a plugin-dedicated article to the readme.
  * Fixed a left-over in the template.

 -- Tobias Frost <tobi@coldtobi.de>  Tue Nov 20 13:53:48 CET 2007

recaptcha_plugin (20071102)

  * Added German locale
  * Fixed some file-headers, which were forgotten.
  * Changed version number to more common scheme (yyyymmdd)

 -- Tobias Frost <tobi@coldtobi.de>  Fri Nov  2 11:10:34 CET 2007

recaptcha_plugin (1.00)

  * First Version

 -- Tobias Frost <tobi@coldtobi.de>  Thu Nov  1 13:03:36 CET 2007

Bugreports & Feature-Request

Please comment here or mail me.  Please make sure, that I have a way to contact you, as sometimes this might be necessary to reproduce. 

Languages & Translations

Currently, the locales in the list are supported. Unfortunatly, these are the only languages -- except Bavarian -- which I speak fluently. So I you'd like to help out, please send me your translations.

  • German
  • English



To check, if your download was corrupted: here are the md5's: (Please not, that the packages at sourceforge might have other md5, as they are directly created by maintainers of lifetype.)

5f5f348ee1da2cdc424ed1a78ed7181f    1.2_recaptcha_20071102.zip 

ced7f9eb7aeb6c62fde04bf4800e95e3    1.2_recaptcha_20071120.zip

b3a049e8c52dec57ba847676f5fe5cb2    1.2_recaptcha_20080104.zip


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