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VirtueMart 2 + 3 => Administration & Configuration => Topic started by: emtemt on January 01, 2014, 16:35:04 pm

Title: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: emtemt on January 01, 2014, 16:35:04 pm
After a long search to the forum how to implement joomla captcha to the virtuemart enquiry form I have found a solution myself and wanted to share with you.
It is tested with virtuemart 2.0.26a and it is based in the tutorial I found here: http://blog.plite.org/neo_one2199/2013/04/03/use-joomla-default-recaptcha-plugin-in-your-component-or-module/

first we have to enable captcha plugin from plugin manager and fill it with public and private key that we could create from: http://www.google.com/recaptcha

If you have made template overrides, you have to put the code in the overrided files inside: your_template_name/com_virtuemart/askquestion

in the file: components/com_virtuemart/views/askquestion/tmpl/form.php
after textarea and before submit button we add the code:
<? // captcha addition
   JPluginHelper::importPlugin('captcha');
   $dispatcher = JDispatcher::getInstance(); $dispatcher->trigger('onInit','dynamic_recaptcha_1');
?>
   <div id="dynamic_recaptcha_1"></div>
<? // end of captcha addition
?>

in the file:  components/com_virtuemart/views/askquestion/tmpl/mail_confirmed.php
on the top of the page before php tag close we add:
   // captcha addition
   $post = JRequest::get('post');
   JPluginHelper::importPlugin('captcha');
   $dispatcher = JDispatcher::getInstance();
   $res = $dispatcher->trigger('onCheckAnswer',$post['recaptcha_response_field']);
   if(!$res[0]){

   $askquestion_url = JRoute::_('index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&task=askquestion&virtuemart_product_id=' . $this->product->virtuemart_product_id . '&virtuemart_category_id=' . $this->product->virtuemart_category_id . '&tmpl=component', FALSE);
   die(JText::_('COM_VIRTUEMART_WRONG_CAPTCHA').'&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="'.$askquestion_url.'">'.JText::_('COM_VIRTUEMART_BACK').'</a>');
}
   // end of captcha addition

in the file:  language/en-GB/en-GB.com_virtuemart.ini
we add the two new variables:
COM_VIRTUEMART_WRONG_CAPTCHA="The captcha code is wrong, please try again"
COM_VIRTUEMART_BACK="back"

Good luck :)
Emmanuel

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Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: servlet on January 28, 2014, 12:23:53 pm
Hello
Thank you for sharing

Pleaste tell me. Is this only for ask a question form. I dont need captcha for registration.
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: emtemt on January 28, 2014, 12:42:59 pm
that's right, only for enquiry form not for registration! :)
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: servlet on January 28, 2014, 13:54:37 pm
Thank you for quick answer.
I sugest this code to be implemented in VM by default
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: K&K media production on March 07, 2014, 20:52:47 pm
Your code is not working. There is no validation before sending the email.

I've adapt your code and integrated into the VirtueMart Core with options for ask question, recommend email and registration form. It is available with vm 2.5.2.
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: emtemt on March 09, 2014, 10:35:15 am
hello again,
I have tested with 2.0.26a and it was working just fine. Maybe it has issues with newer versions but 2.0.26a is for sure ok.
That's nice that you have implemented that to 2.5 by default.

Regards
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: Pejo on March 10, 2014, 00:05:54 am
Yep, I was looking just for this, because only trough this now spam can go trough, but this captcha is not working on my Vm 2.0.24

@kkmediaproduction is it possible to get some code or solution here that is working with current VM version (or at least previous)?
Really need something to stop spamming trough "ask a question about this product".

It started today and it is really annoying. Other forms (registration, contact, etc) are protected with captcha, so it is OK.
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: Milbo on March 10, 2014, 10:01:17 am
just vm2.5.2.

You can directly update. It is the RC of vm2.6. The reason we did not released it yet as vm2.6 is just that we need more tests, in special of the captcha. It is more likely that you are doing an error changing the 5 files than just using the latest version.
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: K&K media production on March 10, 2014, 11:27:51 am
hello again,
I have tested with 2.0.26a and it was working just fine. Maybe it has issues with newer versions but 2.0.26a is for sure ok.
That's nice that you have implemented that to 2.5 by default.

Regards

Sure? You have no validation before sending the mail. So if you enter a wrong code, the mail is sending and only for the confirming site is a validation check.
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: jjk on March 10, 2014, 20:11:41 pm
Really need something to stop spamming trough "ask a question about this product".
It started today and it is really annoying. Other forms (registration, contact, etc) are protected with captcha, so it is OK.

The ReCaptcha is just one option to prevent spam using the VM 'Ask a question' form. Another one is 'EasyCalcCheck Plus', which is available in the Joomla Extension Directory. 'SpambotCheck' works pretty well, too.

However, at present the devs need some feedback about how ReCaptcha works in VM 2.5.2+
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: ptrouw on March 20, 2014, 12:07:19 pm
just vm2.5.2.

You can directly update. It is the RC of vm2.6. The reason we did not released it yet as vm2.6 is just that we need more tests, in special of the captcha. It is more likely that you are doing an error changing the 5 files than just using the latest version.

Hi,

You mentioned vm2.5.2 has captcha already. I am running 2.0.26d, should I upgrade a production site to vm 2.5.2?
Is this the next official stable release?
Will it be available shortly within the automatic update service?
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: kigri on February 09, 2015, 23:08:47 pm
Hello,

I followed all the steps. The captcha appears in the form but when I leave it blank or I enter a wrong code, an email is still sending. Why??
Could anyone help???
I am using virtuemart 2.0.10 and I use captcha in registration and contact form correctly.

Thank you in advance,
kigri
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: GJC Web Design on February 10, 2015, 00:07:26 am
virtuemart 2.0.10  ??? wildly out of date and unsafe
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: jjk on February 10, 2015, 00:12:37 am
VirtueMart 2.0.10 was released in 2012. The captcha was implemented in version 2.5.2 in 2014 as stated for example in the post above yours. You should update to one of the latest versions either from here: http://dev.virtuemart.net/projects/virtuemart/files or here: http://virtuemart.net/downloads
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: kigri on February 10, 2015, 18:10:55 pm
Thank you very much for your answers!
I installed 2.6.14 and it works!!!
Thanks!!
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: jjk on February 10, 2015, 18:43:18 pm
I installed 2.6.14 and it works!!!
If you are just starting a new shop, I would rather install VM 3.0.4, even if you still use Joomla 2.5.28 instead for some reason.
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: kigri on February 13, 2015, 09:10:22 am
Sorry again, but finally, while the capthca is operating correctly, when I press the button, a blank page appears and I do not have any message.
However, the information email arrives normally.
What is going on?
How can I change what appears after I click on the button?
I use Joomla 2.5.7. I don't want to change it because I am scared that my template will not be working propely.
Do you suggest me to install VM 3.0.4 with Joomla 2.5.7?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Captcha in Virtuemart 2 Enquiry Form (Ask a question about this product)
Post by: jenkinhill on February 13, 2015, 12:17:51 pm
Joomla 2.5.7 should not be used as it has critical security holes, and sites with versions even later than that one have been hacked. http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=118683.0

Any update should always be tested on a backup copy of the live site.