Are You a Human: CAPTCHA Alternative for WordPress

October 11th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Most of us have had to deal with web bots in the past. Some folks use them to post spam or create fake accounts in online communities. Many webmasters used to take advantage of CAPTCHA to keep bots at bay. But traditional CAPTCHA systems don’t always work. Thankfully, there are alternative solutions that may be more effective in combating spammers. Are Your A Human is one of those plugins.

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Are You a Human uses PlayThru to test whether your users are really human. Instead of subjecting your visitors to CAPTCHA, this plugin tests them with short and simple games. This also makes the job for spammers more difficult. PlayThru works with top plugins such as Contact Form and Gravity forms. The games are quite short but not annoying like CAPTCHA challenges.

Are You a Human is easy to implement and free for personal sites. It is certainly worth trying as it provides a better user experience on your site. Besides, it makes it harder for web bots to mess with your website. The solution is overall very sleek too. I am very excited to see where these guys go from here.

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David October 11, 2012 at 7:02 am


I already tested this plugin, but it is not multilingual.



Cyrus October 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Which language you had in mind?


David October 12, 2012 at 8:53 am

but support said they do not want translation at the moment.


Are You a Human October 15, 2012 at 6:05 am

Thanks for the mention! David, we have a French translation queued up and ready to go. If you send me an email (, I'd be happy to let you know as soon as it's available.


David October 16, 2012 at 2:52 am



Lauren Kaplan October 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

why would it matter? This solution is insecure:


Cyrus October 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Well, even without that link, it is a given that CAPTCHA like solutions are not 100% secure. That is just a given. But thanks for the link. Good to know


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