How do I set up my Google reCaptcha Feature?

This article will help you on how to set up a Google reCAPTCHA account, adding the reCAPTCHA credentials into WSM. The outcome will increase your website security as well as limit the amount of “Spam” being sent to your site.

Last updated by 12-May-2021

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Here is a video on how to add Google reCaptcha to WSM: 


Creating a Google reCAPTCHA Account

Before getting started, you will need to have the following websites readily available:

  • Google reCAPTCHA – We encourage you to use the same Google Account used to set up your Google Analytics account. If you do not have a Google account, please create one by clicking here


Step 1: Open Google reCAPTCHA admin setup page, this will allow you to link your WSM account.

*Make sure it is only the “Domain” name (ex. 

Do not put in the site “URL” (ex.

**If you just created a google account, this will automatically populate in this field


Step 2: You need to fill in the fields appropriately, below is what it should look like:


Step 3: After reviewing the information, you put in, go ahead and click on the blue “Submit” button located right below the “Send alerts to owners” button.

You will then be redirected to a page that will display your reCAPTCHA site key & reCAPTCHA secret. Keep this information ready because you will need it shortly


Adding reCAPTCHA to WSM

Before getting started, you will need to have the following websites readily available:

Once you have your Google account open as well as your Web Shop Manager account please follow the steps below:


Step 1: Once you have your WSM account open, we need to add both “Site Key” and the “Secret Key” to your WSM account to get it working

Step 2: Once you are logged in, you are going to use your mouse to hover over the “System” tab which is located at the top of your screen


Step 3: Hovering over the “System” tab will give you more options to choose from, the option you want to click on is “Configurations"


Step 4: The screen that appears is the “Configuration” screen. This is where you will put in both keys you created. Now, click on the “General” tab


Step 5: Locate the “Customer Form Spam Settings”, it is the 2nd section on the “General tab”

  • As you can see in the screenshot above, you will notice the “Customer Form Spam Settings” and, in this section is both the reCAPTCHA Site Key & reCAPTCHA Secret

Step 6: Now, you will input both the site key and secret key into the appropriate place on your WSM account. It may be easier to have both the Google reCAPTCHA site and your WSM account side by side when you are performing this step


Step 7: After you have copy & pasted both keys into the appropriate fields, click on the “Save Changes” button located at the bottom of the screen.