Contact Form 7
[resolved] Captcha Doesn't Work In Spite of Libraries Being Installed. (3 posts)

  1. drlester
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I signed up with a new hosting company, and CF7/RSC give this error:
    This contact form contains CAPTCHA fields, but the necessary libraries (GD and FreeType) are not available on your server.

    Both libraries are installed and enabled. I have found other instances on the web where people are having the exact same problem.

    In light of my own Linux experience, I suspect the problem is related to version numbers of one or more libraries.

    I have found no solution to this on the web and am now going to start looking for another captcha plugin. I hope I can continue to use CF7.



  2. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Specifically, the error tells that necessary functions imagecreatetruecolor or/and imagettftext are not available on your server. Consult your host support.

  3. drlester
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the suggestion, Takayuki. The hosting techs and I have confirmed the libraries are installed and enabled. The problem persists.

    I have replaced Really Simple Captcha with Sweet Captcha. It works well with Contact Form 7 and my comment form.


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