April 25th, 2013

SecurImagesThis Captcha plugin works with any Joomla extension capable of using the Joomla core captcha plugin system. It uses the Securimage PHP CAPTCHA1 script for generating complex images and CAPTCHA codes (including math problems) to protect forms from spam and abuse. It can be easily added into existing forms on your Joomla 2.5 or newer website to provide protection from spam bots. It can run on almost all webservers as long as you have PHP installed, and GD support within PHP. SecurImage does everything from generating the CAPTCHA images to validating the typed code. Audible codes can be streamed to the browser with Flash for the vision impaired.

Works with Joomla Registration and any other extensions that is compatible with Joomla captcha plugin system;
Works with Contact Enhanced, iRecommend, Ajax Recommend and Ajax Contact;
Customizable code length, character sets, and Unicode support;
TTF font support. You can choose the font you want to use;
Very easy to customize colors;
Easily add background images;
Easily add signature to images;
Several security features such as image distortion, random lines, and noise;
Flash button to stream audible codes in WAV format;
Ability to use a word list; Add a word list in your language to /plugins/captcha/securimage/lib/words/
Display alphanumeric captchas, or simple math problems;
Highly customizable!

Alphanumeric captchaSecurImage Math Challenge

Online demo: Support Form

Install the plugin by accessing the administration menu of the back-end under Extensions. Then access Extensions → Plugin Manager, look for Captcha – SecurImage and customize it to your needs. Don’t forget to enable it!

The default installation file do not come with the audio files in order to keep the installation file under 2Mb (on some servers files over 2Mb are not uploadable).
Download audio files:

Noise files. Unzip and upload the files to /plugins/captcha/securimage/lib/audio/noise/
Audio: Unzip and upload the files to /plugins/captcha/securimage/lib/audio/
English (en-GB);
Dutch (nl-NL);
Italian (it-IT);
Portuguese (pt-BR);


We’ve tried to make it very simple to use Captcha.

Select Extensions → Plug-in Manager from the drop-down menu of the Joomla! Administrator Panel.
Go to Global Configuration, and select the “Site” tab.
Choose “SecurImage” in your “Default Captcha” field.
Click Save & Close.
Go to your Plugin Manager. You can find this under Extension Manager along the top menu or in the buttons on the main page of your Administrator panel.
Edit the Plug-In “Captcha – SecurImage”
Set Status to “Published”
Change the settings accordingly to your needs. Below is a screenshot of all the available settings;