I’am Installing a Vanilla Forums and when I try to log using my another email a message below appears.

One of the thinks you need to take note when installing vanilla forums, if you are a firs-timer.

Security Check: reCAPTCHA has not been set up by the site administrator in registration settings. This is required to register.


How to properly set up reCAPTCHA on Vanilla Forum

Step 1: You have to go in tout Dashboard -> Registration and fill the two fields with the two reCaptcha keys that you get here:
https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin (You need a Google account)

ADD your site or Click on the Default Site Linking.


Step 2: Click the Website See the Image below.


Step 3: Adding reCAPTCHA to your site


Step 4: Go to your Vanilla Forum Site an add (Site Key and Secret Key)


After you done correct the reCAPTCHA will properly works.


reCAPTCHA is a free service that protects your site from spam and abuse. It uses advanced risk analysis techniques to tell humans and bots apart. With the new API, a significant number of your valid human users will pass the reCAPTCHA challenge without having to solve a CAPTCHA. reCAPTCHA comes in the form of a widget that you can easily add to your blog, forum, registration form.


  1. Tips, if you go to the Dashboard -> Registration, you can choose between the various type of registration:

    1) Basic (with Captcha)
    2) Approval — a moderator (or admin?) will have to approve the users
    3) Invitation only

    Besides that, you can disable Captcha altogether — BE SURE THAT YOU WANT THIS! — edit the file conf/config.php to look like this:

    $Configuration[‘Garden’][‘Registration’][‘Method’] = ‘Basic’;



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