Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 » Do not use this plugin

  • Sometimes, we all purchase plugins on the assumption that it will work, and that an acceptable level of support will be provided by the author/developer of said plugin.

    Contact Form 7 WAS a good plugin for Contact Form creation, until recently, when the developer decided to remove support for reCaptcha V2 and ONLY provide support for reCaptcha V3. reCaptcha v3, when implemented, results in lots and lots of spam (i.e. it doesn’t work).

    Only older versions of Contact Form 7 support reCaptcha V2. Many customers have posted this issue, but the developer appears to have his head buried in the sand.

    My advice – use another quality Contact Form plugin. I have.

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  • Hi @cirymarr,

    Since CF7 v5.1 reCAPTCHA v2 was replace for v3. However there is an easy way to restore reCaptcha v2 in the latest version:

    1. Update CF7 to the lastest version
    2. Download CF7 v5.0.5.
    3. Replace the recaptcha.php file of your WordPress installation located in “[plugin directory]/contact-form-7/modules/” with the file with the same name of the v5.0.5 package you downloaded in the step 1.
    4. In the dashboad, navigate into to Contact > Integration, and choose “Configure Keys” in the “reCAPTCHA” section. If you already have configured the keys, verify those keys are for the v2 (if you don’t see reCAPTCHA in the frontend, you have the v3). To fix it, register a new site with reCAPTCHA v2 and then back to Contact > Integration and choose “Reset keys”, write the new keys and save. You should see reCAPTCHA working on frontend.

    I hope this can help you, cheers!

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