Latest release date: July 22, 2015
NOTE: CS-Cart Google reCAPTCHA add-on for CS-Cart v. 3.0.x is not a clear add-on. It substitutes one core file
[CS-Cart Root dir]/skins//customer/common_templates/image_verification.tpl.
CS-Cart "Google reCAPTCHA" add-on is a solution, based on one of the latest Google technologies to protect websites from bots and spammers. Cart-Power applied this innovation to CS-Cart platform to make it easy and pleasant for users to go through anti-bot validation and sign in.
First of all, a few words about anti-bot validation methods: CS-Cart standard CAPTCHA is now quite annoying, as it prompts users to confirm they are not robots by asking them to read distorted text and numbers and type them into a text field like this:
Google presented a brand new system named «No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA» that allows users to confirm they are humans with one click. This test directly asks user whether they are robots or not. Seems quite simple, right? Only at first sight - in fact, the system analyzes user's behavior with the help of a special script discerning suspicious activity and after this, preprocessing it offers this simple checkbox to click.
No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA also includes the second level of verification in case that system doubts user is actually a human. This anti-bot check level is also more user-friendly than old tests with distorted unreadable texts. New technology offers to match images with a random picture. It is much easier for touch devices users to tap photos of cats or turkeys than to tediously type a line of distorted text.
See also video tutorial
We added the opportunity to add the anti-bot Validation to the Send to friend form.