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.
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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.