Use the shortcode `[recaptcha-protected-download]` to wrap any direct download link that you’d like reCaptcha to process.
Here’s my `hello world` post HTML:
Hello! This page is dynamically generated with my plugin called Content Generator which you can download from <a href="[recaptcha-protected-download]https://my-cdn.tld/static/content-generator.zip[/recaptcha-protected-download]">here</a>. You can also download WordPress following <a href="[recaptcha-protected-download]https://wordpress.org/latest.zip[/recaptcha-protected-download]">this URL</a>
Which is parsed as follows:
Hello! This page is dynamically generated with my plugin called Content Generator which you can download from <a href="#rcpdl=371bce9996c0afc711648c2c4f3d5c97">here</a>. You can also download WordPress following <a href="#rcpdl=7039e773658ed3c70d50e791ed4940fd">this URL</a>
Once a user successfully submits a test, an AJAX callback will then verify the response and parse the download.
`md5` is used to hash the download links and fetch them later once a user submits a test.
You must provide your Google reCaptcha credentials which you can obtain from this page
Once you activate the plugin, you should now navigate to “Settings” > “reCaptcha Downlaods” (or “Options” > “reCaptcha Downlaods” for network activated plugin) and add your Google reCaptcha credentials (public and private keys) which you can obtain from https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin
The development version of this plugin is hosted on Github, feel free to fork it, contribute and improve it, or start a new issue if you want to report something like an unusual bug.
Here’s the Github repo: https://github.com/elhardoum/recaptcha-protected-downloads