What’s the difference between the reCAPTCHA Versions?

What is reCaptcha?

reCAPTCHA is a free Google service that protects websites from spam and abuse by identifying human users over automated bots. It is a more advanced version of the traditional CAPTCHA system.

How Does it Work?

reCAPTCHA uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to recognize human behavior that bots cannot follow. The tests are passable enough for any human user regardless of age, gender, education and language.

Image reCAPTCHA V1

The image recognition reCAPTCHA test uses either nine of sixteen real life images in the form of a square with instructions above to select traffic lights, crosswalks, or bikes. Once the squares are selected the system compares its answers to that of a million others, if it matches majority than it passes. These images are typically low resolution, making it harder for the bots to see but still visible enough for humans.

Checkbox reCAPTCHA V2

Another form of reCAPTCHA is a simple check box that states “I’m not a robot”. This test distinguishes the difference between humans and bots by tracking the movement of the cursor as it approaches the checkbox. A bot will typically move to the box in a straight line with no variation at all, verses a human will show variation. Even the slightest variation of cursor movement to the checkbox is noted.

reCAPTCHA V2 Invisible

reCAPTCHA V2 Invisible works the same way but takes out the checkbox of the equation. Like traditional reCAPTCHA, an additional challenge will sometimes appear if it thinks you’re not a human, but with invisible reCAPTCHA, this happens when you submit form (and the submission will really be sent once you validate the image test) instead of when you tick the checkbox.


A newer version aims to avoid disrupting the user experience by limiting user interaction through calculating a score according to the present user behavior and history. Computers then determine the score for the user in a preliminary Turing test. The Turing Test is a method of inquiry in artificial intelligence (AI) for determining whether or not a computer is capable of thinking like a human being.


reCAPTCHA can protect you also when logging into your website to prevent Brute force attacks. Brute force attacks are a common threat to web developers which is a password- guessing attack. It tries to discover a password by systematically trying every possible combination of letters, numbers, and symbols until it finds the correct combination. Using CAPTCHA creates an authentication process that essentially blocks this process.


reCAPTCHA actively protects the integrity of your site by preventing spam, abuse, and date theft from bots. ReCAPTCHA is free for everyone, it provides security for you, your business, and your consumers information. There are numerous options available for you to decide which works best.

What is New in WordPress 6.0 and 6.0.1

Key Improvements from 5.9

WordPress has recently launched a new update. The update includes more improvements to the full site editing feature with wide set blocks, editable templates and more patterns.

Themes and Templates

  • Easier way to switch themes with just one click, just by clicking on the style button at the top right corner and then switch to the browse styles tab to see available styles for your theme.
  • You can edit more theme templates with WP 6, the new archive templates that you can include are:
    • Author
    • Category
    • Date
    • Tag
    • Other custom taxonomy

Block Themes, New Blocks and Block Theme Editor

  • WP 6 now allows you to save and export all the changes you made to your block theme.
  • WP will prepare a theme zip file that includes all the changes you made using the full site editor. You can then download and install that theme on any other WP site.

  • There is an added comment query loop. This replaces the old post comments block, and it comes with sub blocks like comment author name, avatar, comment content, edit link and more. You can edit them individually to style your comments on your WP Blog for a more engaging experience.
  • You can also add a read more block rather than just a read more line.
  • Post author biography, which is a block that can now be used along with post author and avatar block.

  • You can choose a page pattern now, which means the “add new page” screen will now bring up a pop up with a list of patterns you can use to create pages.
  • Block editor changes include block locking now.
  • Locking a block can prevent other uses from removing it or changing its position either on purpose or by accident.

  • Easier text selection in multiple blocks, in 5.9 it was difficult for users to select the text between multiple WordPress blocks. This is now easier to select text and move the selection cursor across the blocks more smoothly.
  • Responsive blocks are now available which will allow you to choose how you want blocks tot behave on different screen sizes, for group blocks, you’ll see the option to display the blocks inside as a row or a stack..
  • You can also select multiple blocks and then choose between a row or a stock layout.

  • Quick shortcuts to add links by adding two square brackets followed by the post or page tittle. This makes it faster than having to click a button.
  • You can now also select multiple blocks in list view.
  • You can create a border for column blocks.
  • You can create spacing for gallery images.
  • The separator block can now let you choose the opacity.

Accessibility Improvements

  • The post title will be used as the ALT text for featured images if no other ALT text is provided.
  • Better tabbing in blocks with placeholder elements.
  • Search announcements in block search.
  • Read description for blocks with a placeholder setup.
  • Admin bar text labels will be readable by screen readers on smaller screens.
  • More descriptive announcements for screen readers when a draft is saved.
  • You can now copy an image URL from media library list view, so when you go to view your media library in the list view, you can see a copy URL to clipboard link.

WordPress 6.0.1

  • Links are disabled in editor mode to prevent you from clicking on them and going into a different tab.
  • There are numerous bug fixes for WordPress 6.0.1:
    • Ability to preview all themes on Add Themes Screen.
    • Block template’s theme support is fixed and present in themes.
    • Removed bugs from Gutenberg.
    • Meta Icon prop errors are removed.
    • Strip whitespaces in render block core cover before injecting the featured image is removed.
    • The editor won’t break when inserting a classic block while the sidebar is open.
    • Only the main query will be modified when resolving templates for new posts.
    • Navigation Block “Open on click” already inherits font style and weight.

Coloring Images in Gutenberg using Duotone

Coloring images in Gutenberg using Duotone filters, allows for you to manipulate images to you advantage.

When you select shadows you can choose the color from either the options given to you, or input a code for a specific color. This will serve as a background color. When you select highlights, this can also be done but this overlays with the shadows color.

When you manipulate the shadows and highlights, you can create a darker image for text. This allows the image to serve more as a space for text. Almost like a colored text box.

Price Table Block (a CA Standard) vs a Table Block (WP Standard)

A Centennial Arts only feature includes a price table block. This block allows for you to create prices for products.

You can add info you see fit where things are labeled as “examples” a buy option, URL, and Links.

Another feature you can click when you go to edit the block is to hover your cursor over the price tag, when clicked, it will generate a discount that you can choose to show. This feature is only allowed through Centennial Arts software.

WordPress Standard Table Block

The WordPress Standard Table Block allows you to create a table of your choosing. You can adjust to how many rows you need vertically and horizontally.

  • Once you have your desired column and row count hit create table.
  • Once your table is created you can add a header or a footer, just look to the right of the screen in the block header to choose.

  • You can also choose to do a table with outlines or just stripes, on the right of the screen in block editor just click “stripes” instead of “default”.

  • If you choose to go with the default option, you can even adjust the color of the outline of the table or the fill color or both! Located also on the right of the screen in block editor under the header and footer option.

  • And if you want, you can make the fill of the table more appealing buy using the “gradient” option, this option is located in the same place when you click “background”.

Why Every Business Needs Content Marketing

file7891262448908For your website to be ultimately effective you need to provide content that is useful to your customers and that advances your business objectives in a measurable way. High engagement is vital and is achieved by building and maintaining a community around your content. Companies need to understand where most of their customers are most active and how they can interact and engage with them most effectively.

This all requires careful analysis and planning. Having an effective content strategy provides the framework for ensuring the content that you deliver is on these essential requirements across all relevant digital platforms.

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Custom Website Design vs. Web Templates

custom website design vs. web templates

You may be asking yourself as a business owner, “How do I get my business started and how do I continue increasing the growth of my business?” A website is one thing people must have to operate a business successfully. A website allows your customers to visit your page online whether if its a coffee, construction, bakery, restaurant, and etc. website. The main thing you want to keep in mind is where do you see your business going in the next five to ten years. If you want your business to expand and continue to grow then its best to have a custom website made by a professional website design company. Therefore, we will discuss the benefits of custom website design vs. web templates. Continue reading Custom Website Design vs. Web Templates

Why Mock-ups for custom design are bad for a business?

How many times have you told someone that you wanted them to custom design some product such as a house, website, etc. that can be done your way with certain features and aesthetics? Later, it turns out it wasn’t done at all the way you expected. In these cases, this can be the result of what is called a mock-up being presented, which can lead to expecting something with certain assumptions of quality and specific details, but then it turns out too generic or does not fit to your needs, goals, or standards at all. Mock-ups are very common, and are also the reason why businesses complain often about “Why they don’t get the results they want the first time around?”. Mock-ups are commonly used in a custom design situation with the intent to show a graphical version of what appears to be the final or nearly final product. Continue reading Why Mock-ups for custom design are bad for a business?

Comparison on Website Design Companies


Let’s face it; there’s a lot of web design companies out there. So what makes many customers choose popular and widely advertised sites such as Go Daddy, Intuit, and 1&1? After comparing and contrasting these sites, you will also be educated on why certain features of these popular sites are at fault, and what you can do about it.

You will also see examples of websites that may appear attractive and “look” like a good website, but we want to reveal why these websites are not user-friendly and the content of the other pages on the site are easily overlooked. We want to show you the importance of looking for more than attractive pictures and colors on a site’s home page…and see what features really make a difference.

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Website Insight: Do You Need a Website for Your Company?


Whether you’re a barber, plumber, restaurant owner, jewelry maker, massage therapist, or non-profit organization, a website is extremely essential in today’s viral market and digital economy. The use of the internet has been vastly growing and so many things are now accessed online or through mobile services. Advanced technology and online services are heavily involved and a big part of our everyday lives. We continue to value the importance of accessibility, efficiency, visualization, entertainment, and productivity in our products and services.

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Self-Employed? Tools for Support


In the world of self-employment, getting stuff done in an easy and efficient way can sometimes be…well, difficult. Self-employed workers also know the value of the dollar and are willing to do anything they can to increase their marketing and sales in an effective yet affordable way, as well as saving time. With simple tools such as Skype, Google Voice, and others, you can save money while building your professional network and portfolio.

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An Intro to Hexadecimal


If you work with computers on some level beyond Microsoft Office or browsing the net, at some point, you will run across hexadecimals. What are they and why do people bother using them when they seem something better left for assembly programmers?

Hexadecimal is just a base-16 number system. Because we grew up in a society where most of us has 10 fingers, we use the base 10 decimal system for the most part. In hex, in addition to the numerals 0-9 to represent values zero through nine, we also have letters A-F to represent values ten through fifteen. Continue reading An Intro to Hexadecimal