Captcha, Spam Protection, Access & Security, Site Security, Security Tools

Organizations of all sizes—from startups to large enterprises—use Friendly Captcha to protect their websites and online services from spam and abuse. Friendly Captcha is privacy-first and fully GDPR-compliant.

Friendly Captcha anti-bot plugin for Joomla!

Register at to get your site and secret keys.

Plugin Features

  • Standard light and dark themes;
  • CDN support;
  • Option to load polyfills for older browsers;
  • Supports multiple built-in languages (English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Danish, Japanese, Swedish, Russian, Turkish, Greek, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Norwegian, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Estonian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Romanian, Chinese (Simplified));
  • Supports Dedicated EU Endpoint (requires Advanced or Enterprise plan) with global endpoint as fallback.

System Requirements

  • Joomla! 3.8 or higher (5.x is supported);
  • PHP 5.3.10 or higher (8.3 is supported);
  • OpenSSL with TLS 1.2 support;
  • One of the following HTTP transports in PHP: cURL, fsockopen() or fopen() with allow_url_fopen option enabled.
You can protect your forms against spam using a fairly user-friendly captcha.
Ease of use
I'm an experienced user. It took me about 10 minutes to set up the plugin. Most of the time was spent registering to receive the keys.
It would be nice to describe in more detail the process of generating keys for the plugin.
I used this to: Protecting the contact form and registration form from spam on the Joomla 5 website.
Even on the free plan, you have access to the usage statistics on their website. Looks all very pro.
Ease of use
Good solution for the user as he needs only to click on the captcha button.
There is a lot of documentation, but the procedure to configure the plugin (create the keys) is not straightforward.
I used this to: Spam is a nuisance, so a captcha is a must if you have a contact form.
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Last updated:
Oct 19 2023
9 months ago
Date added:
Oct 08 2021
GPLv2 or later
Free download
J3 J4 J5

Uses Joomla! Update System


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