Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA - 11+ Case Studies on Actual Magento 2 Stores

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Harper Updated: 2024-05-01


An online store has to face identity frauds as well as security threats from automatic bots. What if I tell you there is a simple tool that helps you tell the difference between humans and robots?

Thanks to Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA extension, Magento 2 stores can protect their sites by enabling the technology in any form on the frontend and backend. Due to different goals and store characteristics, each business can choose the suitable reCAPTCHA style to apply for each form. Hopefully this showcase will strike you with new ideas to do it in your own store.

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Visible Google reCAPTCHA and its real-life applications

The visible Google reCAPTCHA requires customers to tick the checkbox to verify their identity. After that, either the box will be checked immediately or shoppers need to complete a puzzle that requires human effort.

Visible reCAPTCHA on Create account page

The Better Health Store

The Better Health Store retails healthcare products from different brands. Its product lines range from multivitamins and supplements, food and beverage, to nutritional sensations and bath and beauty products. The business also has many offline locations across the United States.

One of the most common applications is at the Create account page. After filling in necessary information, customers will be asked to check the Google reCATCHA box and answer the questions accordingly.

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The Better Health Store - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA

The Forgot password verification

The Better Health Store

Visible captcha is also used by The Better Health Store to verify customers’ identities when they forget passwords. It helps stores make sure that there are not any bots that automatically fill the email address.

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The Better Health Store's forgot password verrification - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA

Quick checkout feature with reCAPTCHA support

April & Oak

April & Oak is a furniture retailer based in Australia. It proudly presents the most unique and high-quality home decor items from global brands for any home.

A quite interesting approach of the brand is allowing shoppers to enter only their emails for a quick checkout, which surely will increase the conversion rates. Therefore, a Google reCAPTCHA requirement is needed to ensure the log-in authenticity. This will be enabled when they have not become a registered member, but still want to complete the purchase as quickly as possible.

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Quick checkout feature of April & Oak - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA

Blog comment section’s bot test


Equivalenza, a beauty product website, specializes in creating perfumes as well as body care and hair care products to be with customers at every moment.

The brand also launches a blog to provide different insight into the beauty world and build a community to connect with the visitors. If customers want to leave a comment on the blog post, they have to check the box and solve a puzzle. And you can rest assured that by using Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA extension, you will be able to use the suitable language for your store location.

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Blog comment bot test of Equivalenza - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA

How does invisible Google reCAPTCHA be used in actual stores?

Compared to the visible reCAPTCHA, this invisible badge seems to be more convenient and time-saving. The verification is provoked automatically by a button click or via JavaScript API call. Only when a suspicious attempt is made, the puzzle completion will be required.

Invisible Google reCAPTCHA on Sign in page


Rejuvenate belongs to the Spectrum Brands Holdings, a home-essentials company. The brand delivers cleaners for every part of your house, from floors, kitchens, bathrooms, to outdoor areas, in order to create a better living environment for everyone.

With the use of Mageplaza invisible Google reCAPTCHA solution, after users login to the store, their information will be checked instantly. Thanks to this technology, suspected break-ins can be identified by the background reCAPTCHA, smoothing customers’ experience.

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Invisible reCAPTCHA on Rejuvenate's Sign in page - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA

Totally Wicked

Totally Wicked’s main products are e-liquids and devices for smokers and vapers. The company wants to offer the best experience for any smokers, either the professionals or those who have just begun the journey free of cigarettes.

In the following image, it can be seen that a confirmation is required in the login step. Because this automatic verification process does not ask customers to check the box and solve the puzzle every time, it saves time and enhances users’ experience greatly.

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Totally Wicked uses reCAPTCHA on sign in page - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA

Create account form’s authentication method


Thirty years’ heritage made Benchmade claim its position as a well-known knife and cutlery products supplier in the United States.

Benchmade’s online store uses a reCAPTCHA in the background as a way to authenticate users when they create new accounts. The badge of the invisible reCAPTCHA lets customers know that they do not have to do the test if nothing suspicious is found.

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Benchmade's autentication method - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA


Istecanta is a tote bag wholesaler based in Turkey. The business’ vision is a ‘cleaner world’ philosophy, which aims at offering nature based products and services for a livable world. Its tote bags and other printed cloth items help protect human’s health and the environment.

At its Create account page, there is an icon of the invisible reCAPTCHA to notify shoppers about the verification method.

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Istecanta and its create account form - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA

Forgot password page and the use of reCAPTCHA

Weissglut Concept Store

Weissglut Concept Store, based in Munich, offers different products from numerous brands. Hence, its product profiles range from fashion, kitchenware, home decor, to stationery.

In case customers may forget their passwords when logging in the system, they can retrieve them by entering the email addresses. If the attempt is made by a human, a password reset link will be sent to him within seconds. There is also a reCAPTCHA logo at the right corner of the website to notify customers that it is well protected by the technology.

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Weissglut Concept Store's usage on forgot password page - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA


Kaafmeem is an elegant and creative Arabic hijab scarves brand. It really cares about customer satisfaction, and it is the reason why the brand invests in hand made products and styled packaging.

The experience on the website is also one of their top concerns. To protect the smooth operation of the website, it includes the reCAPTCHA on its Forgot password form. However, this is only an invisible one, so it will not affect user experience.

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Forgot password page on Kaafmeem's website - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA

Product review page and security assurance

Christys’ London

Christys’ London’s history dates back to more than 245 years ago, making it a well-known brand in the United Kingdom. Not only does it create exclusive hats for both men and women, but it also provides sports icons with different headwear and accessories, as well as gaining Royal Ascot license in 2018.

On the product page, Christys Hats allows buyers to write product reviews. The invisible reCAPTCHA helps check the writers’ authenticity but does not interrupt the whole experience by automatically completing the action. If the identity is approved, the review will be instantly submitted.

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Christys’ London product review page - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA

Contact us Form and break-in identification


ZoomWheelz supplies different transportation options for its customers, including electric unicycles, electric bikes, and electric scooters. It believes that personal electric transportation will be the future, and that it can be helpful in not only far commuting such as to work or schools, but also in short distances like within households.

When reaching for support, shoppers can write their concerns in a Contact Us form. After filling in required details and being approved by the reCAPTCHA, the support team will get back to their requests in no time.

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Contact us form identification of ZoomWheelz - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA

Newsletter subscription’s website protection

Christys’ London

At the page footer, Christys’ London placed a small box for newsletter subscription. When visitors want to stay in touch with the brand, they only need to type their email address in that box, press the ‘Sign Up’ button, and let the invisible reCAPTCHA handle the rest.

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Christys’ London checks for newsletter subscription - Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA

Discover how to add Google reCAPTCHA for your store

  • Supports both Visible and Invisible reCAPTCHA
  • Can be applied to any form
  • Can be used on both the frontend and backend (for admin verification)
  • Display the badge either inline, at the left bottom or right bottom of the page
  • Easy to customize the themes and sizes of the reCAPTCHA
  • Be flexible with different languages
  • Works well with other extensions such as Social Login, One Step Checkout, Blog, Gift Card.

Tips on using Google reCAPTCHA

  • Include Google reCAPTCHA on any page that requires signing in
  • Use Invisible Google reCAPTCHA anywhere possible to cut down on the effort
  • Protect the backend with Mageplaza Google reCAPTCHA extension
  • Set the suitable language for your store’s target market
  • Use Google reCAPTCHA together with Mageplaza Social Login or One Step Checkout extension for better security

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The bottom line

Among various methods to secure online stores, installing Google reCAPTCHA is one of the easiest and most effective ones. Thanks to its flexibility in design, form applications as well as frontend and backend support, it will surely be a timely solution for any Magento 2 store. Hopefully you have gained understanding on how reCAPTCHA can be applied to protect the security of your store.

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