ZendService\ReCaptcha\ReCaptcha provides a client for the reCAPTCHA Web Service. Per the reCAPTCHA site, “reCAPTCHA
is a free CAPTCHA service that helps to digitize books.” Each reCAPTCHA requires the user to input two words, the
first of which is the actual CAPTCHA, and the second of which is a word from some scanned text that Optical
Character Recognition (OCR) software has been unable to identify. The assumption is that if a user correctly
provides the first word, the second is likely correctly entered as well, and can be used to improve OCR software
for digitizing books.
In order to use the reCAPTCHA service, you will need to sign up for an account and register one or more domains with the service in order to generate public and private keys.
ZendService\ReCaptcha\ReCaptcha object, passing it your public and private keys:
Creating an instance of the reCAPTCHA service¶
$recaptcha = new ZendService\ReCaptcha\ReCaptcha($pubKey, $privKey);
To render the reCAPTCHA, simply call the
Displaying the reCAPTCHA¶
When the form is submitted, you should receive two fields, ‘recaptcha_challenge_field’ and
‘recaptcha_response_field’. Pass these to the reCAPTCHA object’s
Verifying the form fields¶
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$result = $recaptcha->verify( $_POST['recaptcha_challenge_field'], $_POST['recaptcha_response_field'] );
Once you have the result, test against it to see if it is valid. The result is a
ZendService\ReCaptcha\Response object, which provides an
Hiding email addresses¶
ZendService\ReCaptcha\MailHide can be used to hide email addresses. It will replace a part of an email address
with a link that opens a popup window with a reCAPTCHA challenge. Solving the challenge will reveal the complete
In order to use this component you will need an account to generate public and private keys for the mailhide API.
Using the mail hide component¶
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// The mail address we want to hide $mail = 'firstname.lastname@example.org'; // Create an instance of the mailhide component, passing it your public // and private keys, as well as the mail address you want to hide $mailHide = new ZendService\ReCaptcha\Mailhide(); $mailHide->setPublicKey($pubKey); $mailHide->setPrivateKey($privKey); $mailHide->setEmail($mail); // Display it print($mailHide);
The example above will display “m…@example.com” where “…” has a link that opens up a popup window with a reCAPTCHA challenge.
The public key, private key, and the email address can also be specified in the constructor of the class. A fourth argument also exists that enables you to set some options for the component. The available options are listed in the following table:
¶ Option Description Expected Values Default Value linkTitle The title attribute of the link string ‘Reveal this e=mail address’ linkHiddenText The text that includes the popup link string ‘…’ popupWidth The width of the popup window int 500 popupHeight The height of the popup window int 300
The configuration options can be set by sending them as the fourth argument to the constructor or by calling
setOptions($options), which takes an associative array or an instance of ZendConfigConfig.