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AYAH PlayThru plugin for Joomla stops working

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What?
This is an article on how to repair a disappearing Are-You-A-Human (AYAH) PlayThru plugin from the user registration and contact forms. Note: I do not use Akeeba backup nor their extensions. My template uses jQuery and mootools (without issues) so this is more likely to be a jQuery conflict. I didn't see the need to install a 3rd-party plugin to resolve the jQuery conflict so this article is around correcting the fault at the core.

Why?
So I thought people were misusing the Are-You-A-Human (AYAH) PlayThru plugin when it was first reported to me. I tried to access the reported sections and found that the AYAH PlayThru captcha simply did not display. I had seen this before with Google's ReCaptcha when Google moved the location of its APIs causing every developer to have to change their configuration...

How?

Joomla WHERE clause with OR

What?
A quick article on how to use the where clause in a joomla database query.

Why?
In response to a member, I use the old form where I can include the whole SQL statement:

  1.  $db->query('SELECT * FROM #__myTable WHERE condition1=true or condition2=true'


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ReCaptcha alternative: Integrate PlayThru in JComments 3.0 for Joomla 3.2

Applies to: What?
This article is a follow on from my article JComments 2.3 with PlayThru (Joomla 2.5.x) but this is for a later version of the components using the alternative called PlayThru by AreYouAHuman.Com.

Why?
The kCaptcha used by the jComments extension is easily automated and no longer blocks spam comments. Google's ReCaptcha is overrun by click farms and is unable to authenticate engaging visitors.

How?
So I have come up with what I consider a pretty stable solution. I adapted it from various legacy solutions when using Google's ReCaptcha.

ReCaptcha alternative: Integrate PlayThru in JComments 2.3 for Joomla 2.5

Applies to: What?
This article is a follow-up of my article JComments 2.3.0 with Google ReCaptcha (Joomla 2.5.x) but instead of using ReCaptcha, we're going to use an alternative called PlayThru by AreYouAHuman.Com.

Why?
The kCaptcha used by the jComments extension is easily automated and no longer blocks spam comments.

How?
So I have come up with what I consider a pretty stable solution. I adapted it from various legacy solutions when using Google's ReCaptcha.

JComments 2.3.0 with ReCaptcha in Joomla 2.5.x

Applies to: What?
Posting this as it was rather rewarding to achieve and I hope will be of some use to others in the same boat. This article details how to replace jComments built-in kCaptcha with Google's ReCaptcha. Note that I have an article on how to do this with a ReCaptcha alternative called PlayThru by AreYouAHuman.com

Why?
The kCaptcha used by the jComments extension is easily automated and no longer blocks spam comments.

How?
So the main bulk came from the JoomlaTune website but as it was a forum post that may get moved/deleted, I've copied most of it and put it here with my minor revisions/adjustments to get it actually working.

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