Captcha Support

With Pootle’s flexible permissions several ways of interacting with your translation community are possible. If you have a very open Pootle server, you might want to ensure that spammers don’t abuse it by enabling captchas.


If you have no need for captchas, e.g. at a translation sprint, you might want to remove captcha support. To disable it, set POOTLE_CAPTCHA_ENABLED in your configuration file to False. Restart your server for the setting to take effect.


The captchas can be customized. Look at the captcha template and code:

  • pootle/templates/captcha.html and
  • pootle/middleware/

and make the changes you need.