reCAPTCHA coding - where, how, help?

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reCaptcha coding.  Big Commerce has just sent a message suggesting that anyone using a theme that does not already include reCaptcha coding might add their coding to the site.  But I have no clue where to begin.  Has anyone done this?  Where do I go to do this?
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Do you know what template you are using? For some templates you can use the help topic found at Bigcommerce, https://support.bigcommerce.com/articles/Public/Updating-Themes-with-reCAPTCHA-v2/?q=recaptcha&l=en_US&fs=Search&pn=1

Some templates may have been updated and you will see a note in the design section that says update available. If you do this, it should probably add the necessary stuff. However, updating the template will eliminate any custom coding you may have done.
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Yes.  I have the Munchen White Version 1.0,  I went into my BigCommerce Dashboard.  The Storefront design is listed there.

We are amateur here.  So we have not customized our shopping cart ever.  We don't even know where to do these changes, so we know that we have not customized.  I do not see any button to "UPDATE" this design within BigCommerce. 

In fact, the BigCommerce info on the dashboard does not suggest that an update is possible to achieve this reCaptcha goal.  Which is why I am coming to Homestead for help / suggestions.

This is what it says:
[To deter spam submission through storefront forms, BigCommerce now supports Google reCAPTCHA v2 challenges. We recommend that all storefront themes take advantage of this upgraded bot detection. Please check here to determine whether your theme already incorporates reCAPTCHA v2, and if not, how to add it.]

How to Upgrade

To add reCAPTCHA v2 support to a theme, you will need to update script references in three template files:

But I do not know where that is....  Code does not scare me... I just don't know where to do it.  And I also do not know how to "back up" my current, so that if the coding goes wrong, I don't know how to back up to restore and try again.  Any suggestions?  Thank you in advance.
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On the My Themes page, you should see a link on the right side to edit HTML/CSS. That is where you would go, but unfortunately , your template may be older than the help topic that Bigcommerce has added. The older templates are not supported, so there is not code I can give you to update it. You are welcome to take a look in there if you are comfortable with it.

Another option is to update to a newer theme. They have a nice topic to prepare for the theme change, including backing up the old. https://support.bigcommerce.com/articles/Learning/Preparing-for-a-Theme-Change/?q=backup+design&...
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Thank you for your reply.  I was able to save the whole file.  But I was not able to find the "Templates/pages/auth/create-account.html" template.

My theme is not OLD.  Bigcommerce says they are still supporting it.  Is there someone with in Homestead/BigCommerce that I can get some help from?
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They have provided all the code.  I just need help finding where to put the code.
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I got the support manager and he did find another article. Munchen White Version 1.0 is an older "Blueprint" template. The new templates are what the call "Stencil" Here is the article he found for Blueprint themes. https://developer.bigcommerce.com/themes/blueprint/#please-add-recaptcha-v2. The names and the code may be different from that original article.

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