New Lightbox Method for PlayThru

We’re excited to announce the introduction of a new default mode for displaying PlayThru. Rather than displaying the game embedded within your form, your users will see the game appear in a lightbox after they submit the form.

Here’s how it works. When using the previous mode, Embedded, PlayThru appears inline in your form like this:

Embedded game

With the new Lightbox mode, PlayThru appears once the form has been submitted:

Lightbox 1
Form before submission

Lightbox 2
Form after submission, with the PlayThru lightbox

You can see a live example of Lightbox mode in action on our signup page.

We have done lots of testing and found that this method is more clear for users, and can boost your form submission rates by 40% as compared to CAPTCHA.

We highly recommend that you choose Lightbox mode for PlayThru, but Embedded mode is still available if you prefer. You can switch between the styles by logging into your account in the Portal, selecting “Edit Site Options” for your site, and selecting “Lightbox” or “Embedded” from the “Game Style” dropdown menu.

Lightbox instructions 1

Lightbox instructions 2

If you have any questions or concerns, we’re always there to help in our support forum. Thanks for helping us fight the bots!



  1. scylia

    Thanks for your kaptcha, it’s great !
    But, eventhough I did everything that you said it doesn’t work on my website. I’m with wordpress.
    Thanks for your help !
    Have a great human day

  2. Ash

    I must be doing something wrong; I have a form with PHP validation (which works) but the AYAH lightbox doesn’t pop up when I hit the submit button.

    I have to say, I do prefer the AYAH method but reCAPTCHA installation instructions were much clearer. Giving up and going back soon.

  3. Max

    Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, Ash! I see in our support system that you’re currently chatting with Steve, one of our developers. Hopefully he’ll be able to take a look at your code and help you out!

  4. Gil Amzalag

    I built the web site with Joomla 2.5
    Is it possible that in Joomla the lightbox option is not available.
    I try to adit my dashboard to change to lightbox and the “Game Style? doesn’t exist.
    Please advise.

    • Max

      Hi Gil,

      That’s correct—only the Embedded option is supported in Joomla. You can learn more on the FAQ.


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