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recaptcha not working

Posted on 2014-09-24
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Was hired to do a very very very low budget redesign on website.  Their contact page had a recaptcha in place.  I copied over all related files (some I am not sure are even used any more) to beta server (contact.php, cntct.php, recaptchalib.php, php,ini, ffstyl.js) and put the form on the new page but it doesn't work.  Not sure why.  Hope it is a simple missing colon.  Help please.

current live site
http://www.freshflo.com/contact.html

beta site
http://nsitedesigns.com/nsitedesigns/freshflo/contact.html
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Ray Paseur earned 500 total points
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Recaptcha needs to know what web sites it's working with.  The message is "Input error: Invalid referer" which means your code that worked with freshflo.com will not work with nsitedesigns.com.  This will probably not be a problem if you're just doing a replacement in the original domain.

In the alternative, you might consider a simpler and more human-friendly CAPTCHA test.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_9849-Making-CAPTCHA-Friendlier-with-PHP-Image-Manipulation.html
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Recaptcha is linked to a domain. Since it's a new domain, it's an invalid referrer. It's been a while since I've messed with Recaptcha, but you may be able to list multiple domains as referrers or you may have to set up a new Recaptcha account for testing and then switch it back for the live site.
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Just did a little bit of searching and saw that Recaptcha may have something called a global key. This may work for you, but would have to be changed in the account.
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Ray hit is right on the head (and he was first).  I saved page as beta and uploaded to live site. Recaptcha displays there.  Yippeee!  An easy fix!  

Thanks Ray for your tips on an easier alternative to Recaptcha.  I have already "donated hundreds of dollars worth of my time" so for THIS project I will not be making the update but for other sites, this will be ideal!
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Sounds like @nsitedesigns meant to give the points to Ray, which I'm fine with. He beat me to the submit button fair and square. :)
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YOu are correct.  Thanks for bringing my attention to this matter. I have requested that he get the points.
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