Resolve Wp Error: Google reCAPTCHA verification failed. You are probably not a human!

Recently I come across an issue on my WordPress website where I can not able to login to the admin site. Website Users can not able to add comments on posts. The error I got is as following

Error: Google reCAPTCHA verification failed. You are probably not a human!

This error is caused by a plugin “Simple Google reCAPTCHA“. I got this error multiple times and I fix it by following two solutions.

Solution 1

If you are using Google Chrome and your WordPress website is displaying Ads. Please make sure you are allowing 3rd party cookies. You can disable the third-party cookie blocker by clicking on eye icons as shown in the following screenshot.

Wordpress Bloc 3rd party cookies

Solution 2

if the above solution can not resolve the issue then you need to disable all plug-ins from the WordPress database, Login to the admin site, and enable plug-ins one by one except the “Simple Google reCAPTCHA” plug-in.

You can do that by following the below steps

Login to Phpmyadmin to explore WordPress Mysql database tables

Search for table ends with _options and click to explore it

Search for the row “active_plugins” and click on edit

In the next screen, delete everything in “option_value” column and click ‘Go’ to save the change.

Now you should be able to log in to your WordPress admin site.

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Naveed Ul-Haq

I am a UK-based Technical Architect, Founder & Technology Evangelist. I'm Optimizely MVP & Optimizely SME on Content Cloud and Commerce Cloud. I love working on .NET-based CMS, eCommerce solutions, .NET Core, DevOps, and Cloud computing. I'm also a Certified Optimizely Content Cloud Developer, Certified Optimizely Commerce Cloud developer, Optimizely B2B Commerce developer and Microsoft Certified Professional in Azure application development. I spend my free time with my family and reading books. You can contact me at

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