FreeKB - PHP Create a captcha
PHP - Create a captcha

Let's first look at creating a really simple captcha, where will will generate a random string of characters. 

  $system_captcha = substr( md5(rand()), 0, 5);


This will produce a random string, such as a5ecf. We can then create a form, where we will pass both the system captcha and user captcha to form_data.php.

<form method="post" action="form_data.php">
  <input type="hidden" name="system_captcha" value="<?php echo $system_captcha; ?>">
  <input type="text" name="user_captcha">


When the form data is being processed, the user supplied captcha can be compared to the system captcha.

  $user_captcha   = $_POST["user_captcha"];
  $system_captcha = $_POST["system_captcha"];

  if ($user_captcha == $system_captcha) {
    //Success markup
  else {
    //Failure markup


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