How to set up Cloudflare Turnstile

Cloudflare’s Turnstile service is free of charge, and it’s combined with other features like analytics, DDoS protection, Firewall, and SSL that it provides to the websites that use it. Currently, you can add this to:

  • Login
  • New User Registration
  • Reset Password
  • Comments

One of the main advantages of using Cloudflare Turnstile over using a CAPTCHA is that it provides the most seamless user experience for legitimate human visitors. Traditional CAPTCHA challenges are difficult for some people to complete, particularly those with visual and/or auditory impairments.

To set up Cloudflare Turnstile, please navigate to Solid Security Pro -> Settings -> Features -> Firewall -> Captcha.

Here, you will go to "PROVIDER" and choose "CloudFlare" and click the link "CloudFlare Turnstile dashboard" to generate and add API keys.

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Once you click the link, you will be redirected to the Cloudflare site, where you will be prompted to create an account or log in.

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Once your account is created or you log in, you can click on the "Turnstile" link on the left, and this will take you to your Turnstile dashboard, where you can click "Add Site"

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Now that you have added your site details, your API keys will be generated.

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Copy and paste your "Site Key" and "Secret Key" in the API Keys section back in your Solid Security Pro plugin, and you're done! Now you can customize lockouts to your preference and decide where you would like the captcha to show up.

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Don't forget to save the changes you made, then log out of your website and log back in so you can validate your keys. (Be sure to click "I agree to these terms" if you have enabled GDPR Opt-In)

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If you'd like more information on Cloudflare Turnstile, hCaptcha, the benefits, and the differences between their services and Google reCaptcha, please check out this blog post "New Turnstile and hCaptcha Support in Security Pro 7.3"

If you'd like more information on Bots, what they are, how they work? And how to help put a stop to them. Please see this blog post, "How to Stop Bad Bots: A Guide For WordPress Users"

We also have a training video available with our lead developer that covers some of the perks and benefits of using a captcha on your website: "Blocking Bots with Zero Friction and Better Privacy"

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