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reCaptcha not displaying


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26 August 2009 at 10:29am Community Member, 2 Posts

Hi All,

I've installed the reCaptcha module but it doesn't seem to be displaying. At first this was because of invalid xml, so I added a / at the end of the NOSCRIPT input area in RecaptchaField.php. Now my page loads as normal but shows no captcha image; it won't let people leave comments though because it says they haven't done the Captcha.

The code seems correct in html view so I have no idea.

I'd really appreciate any help anyone can offer with this; I've tried to figure it out but it's beyond me, but the amount of Spam I'm getting I need to either get it working or change to another CMS.

My site is at




27 August 2009 at 5:39am Community Member, 2 Posts

Sorry everyone, I've now figured this out. I'd misread one of the other forum posts.

If anyone else gets this problem, the solution is here:

Change your DOCTYPE to xhtml-transitional and remove the xml decleration on line one of

All should then work dandy.


23 September 2009 at 1:57pm Community Member, 15 Posts

Just to clarify peter-j's comments;

In RecaptchField.php change the line:

         <input type="hidden" name="recaptcha_response_field" value="manual_challenge">


         <input type="hidden" name="recaptcha_response_field" value="manual_challenge" />

(Line 171 in my document), and in themes\[mytheme]\templates\

Remove the first line referencing XML, and change the doctype to:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "">

Works for me.