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Better Spam Deterrence

reCAPTCHA v1 was deprecated as of March 31, 2018. To deter spam submission through storefront forms, BigCommerce now supports Google reCAPTCHA v2 challenges, to distinguish human customers/visitors from automated bots. We recommend that all storefront themes take advantage of this upgraded bot detection.

Themes that Already Incorporate reCAPTCHA V2

If you have based your theme on a theme/version that already incorporates reCAPTCHA v2, you do not need to take any further action. Compliant themes/versions currently include:

  • Cornerstone 1.6.1 or higher
  • 22 Savile Row (all versions)
  • Arcade 1.13.0 or higher
  • Atelier 1.10.1 or higher
  • Bazaar 1.0.1 or higher
  • Capacity 1.12.0 or higher
  • Chelsea 1.12.0 or higher
  • Diamond 1.0.5 or higher
  • Exhibit 1.10.4 or higher
  • Flagship 1.10.6 or higher
  • Fortune 1.12.1 or higher
  • Foundry 1.10.1 or higher
  • Geneva 1.10.1 or higher
  • Hero 1.11.1 or higher
  • Lookbook 1.10.3 or higher
  • Merchant 1.12.0 or higher
  • Mogul 1.0.7 or higher
  • Parts Warehouse (all versions)
  • Peak 1.11.4 or higher
  • Prosper 1.10.2 or higher
  • Queen 1.0.3 or higher
  • Runway 1.11.2 or higher
  • Scales 1.0.2 or higher
  • Showroom 1.12.0 or higher
  • Soho 1.11.1 or higher
  • Solo 1.10.3 or higher
  • Spotlight 1.11.0 or higher
  • Supermarket (all versions)
  • Touch 1.0.1 or higher
  • Venture 1.11.4 or higher

However, if your theme is built on an earlier version of these themes, or on a different base theme, follow the updating instructions in How to Upgrade below.

How to Upgrade

To add reCAPTCHA v2 support to a theme, you will need to update script references in three template files:

See PR #951 on the Cornerstone Github Repository to see differential for each of the files that need to be modified and how.