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I created a reCAPTCHA class for your next PHP project. To help prevent your forms or e-mail addresses from being abused by spammers.

It’s based on the standard PHP reCAPTCHA library which was looking a bit ugly, so I wrapped it all up in a neat, easy to implement and deploy class.

It’s quite straightforward, no frills. It works perfectly so far and it includes a separate class for MailHide (e-mail obfuscation) which you can choose to use or ignore.

You can grab a copy from GitHub: Dreyer/reCaptcha-PHP-Class

Or you can clone a copy using:

git clone

You’ll need to grab some API Keys to use it:

Any problems, let me know. If you need some tips on what to do with it, leave a comment below.