I have installed a drupal site completely offline on my local machine I have it running on mysql and apache2. When I got to the localhost/user/login to edit changes because I want to do it on my machine and not on the actual site. I get a recaptcha error because the site key isn't registered for localhost. Is there anyway I can bypass recaptcha so I can login and make changes?

Thank you

edit: As suggested below I have tried using drush when I run the drush pmu recaptcha command I get the below error:

The drush command 'pmu recaptcha' could not be found.  Run `drush cache-clear drush` to clear the commandfile cache if you have installed new extensions

I have tried running:

sudo drush cache-clear drush

as they suggest but it does nothing.

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uninstall recaptcha, can easily be done with drush

cd path/to/project
drush pmu recaptcha

drush is a command line utility for drupal and can be easily installed following this guide's setup drush section I can't backup my website on a shared server because memory runs out. What can I do?

  • And I do this in the linux terminal or where? Sorry I am brand new to drupal.
    – Mavese
    Feb 19, 2018 at 23:02
  • yes ...see updated answer
    – GiorgosK
    Feb 19, 2018 at 23:14
  • Thank you I have tried doing this but now I get an error when runn the command I have posted it in the original question above.
    – Mavese
    Feb 19, 2018 at 23:43

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