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Updating Themes with reCAPTCHA v2


reCAPTCHA is a Google-developed anti-spambot feature used in account creation to prevent bots from signing up for accounts. The reCAPTCHA feature on BigCommerce is built into each theme.

reCAPTCHA v2 example

reCAPTCHA v2 is currently the most secure and effective version of reCAPTCHA. It provides less friction for human users and a better overall experience. Most of our Stencil themes use reCAPTCHA v2. If your store is using one of our legacy Blueprint themes or an older Stencil theme, it will be using the older version of reCAPTCHA. To learn more about the differences between v1 and v2, see Google’s reCAPTCHA Help.

Updating Themes to reCAPTCHA v2

Many of our current themes already incorporate v2. If you are using any of the following marketplace theme versions or higher, no further action is necessary:

  • Arcade v1.13.0
  • Atelier v1.10.1
  • Bazaar v1.0.1
  • Capacity v1.12.0
  • Chelsea v1.12.0
  • Cornerstone 1.6.1
  • Diamond 1.0.5
  • Exhibit v1.10.4
  • Flagship v1.10.6
  • Fortune v1.12.1
  • Foundry v1.10.1
  • Geneva v1.10.1
  • Hero v1.11.1
  • Lookbook v1.10.3
  • Merchant v1.12.0
  • Peak v1.11.4
  • Prosper v1.10.2
  • Queen 1.0.3
  • Runway v1.11.2
  • Scales v1.0.2
  • Showroom v1.12.0
  • Soho v1.11.1
  • Solo v1.10.3
  • Spotlight v1.11.0
  • Touch v1.0.1
  • Venture v1.11.4

Using an older version of a theme listed here? Updating your theme to the most recent version will update the reCAPTCHA to v2. If you still prefer to use the older theme version, follow our instructions for Stencil themes.

Stencil themes

Older Stencil themes, third-party themes or custom themes are likely to still use reCAPTCHA v1. Follow the instructions in our Stencil developer documentation to update the code for your theme.

Legacy Blueprint themes

All of our legacy Blueprint themes, use reCAPTCHA v1. To upgrade to v2, follow the instructions included in our Blueprint development documentation.

Don't feel comfortable adjusting your design or want to work with an expert? Check out our BigCommerce Partner Directory or ask your question in the BigCommerce Community Ask a Design Partner Group for assistance. Due to our Design Policy, our Technical Support is unable to edit code or make design changes.

Which Theme Platform do I have?
Marketplace Theme Updates
Please Add reCAPTCHA v2 (Stencil developer Documentation)
Adding reCAPTCHA v2 to Blueprint (Blueprint developer Documentation)
reCAPTCHA Help ( 

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