There’s no doubt that WordPress security is important. After all, a breach can result in serious damage to your site. However, with hackers using bots to rapidly and effectively assault websites, it can feel like the odds are stacked against you.

Fortunately, there’s a very simple tool you can use to keep bots and spammers out of your WordPress site. Incorporating a Completely Automated Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA) is a simple, low-effort way to boost your website’s security.

This guide will introduce you to CAPTCHAs and how they can play a role in protecting your site from hackers and spam. Then we’ll walk you through how to add them to your site and introduce some of the best WordPress CAPTCHA plugins.

Let’s get started!