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  • Hi there, my form here only submits when I’m logged in. When I’m logged out, the form does not submit and I get the spinning wheel. I’ve tried to deactivate all plugins and switch to standard theme, then reactivate all, and the form still doesn’t work. Can anyone help? Thank you

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  • Hi @edgecliffroad, I have exactly the same problem that you describe.
    I solve it, adding this code in functions.php:
    add_filter( 'wpcf7_load_js', '__return_false' );

    What is causing this, are some security improvements made in CF7 v4.8. Since that version, CF7 utilizes WP REST API to AJAX updates. If you take a look at the console log, you will see that it tries to access to wp-json directory, with no success.

    There are other solutions, like modify the .htaccess file to allow access to that directory, but I think that the easiest is the one that I told you first.

    If anyone has a better solution, please share it in this message.

    Good luck!

    Thread Starter edgecliffroad


    hi @capiedge – yes I tried this by updating the wp-config-file-7.php file in the plugins folder and simply modifying this line define( ‘WPCF7_LOAD_JS’, true ); to become define( ‘WPCF7_LOAD_JS’, false );

    This enables the form data to be submitted, and I receive the email, but any redirection to a thank you page then does not work and I can’t track the form submissions via analytics. Which is an issue for me.

    I need the redirect to work as well if at all possible. Does anyone else know of a solution?

    When I’m logged out, the form does not submit and I get the spinning wheel.

    The spinning arrow is a common sign of a JavaScript conflict. Only submitting when logged in also indicates a JavaScript conflict.

    I’d suggest you try disabling all plugins & switching to a default theme again when not logged in. Health Check is a good way to check this on a live site. It’s planned to be made part of WordPress Core in coming releases.

    Make sure you also disable any caching (especially if done via a WP plugin).

    The solution offered by capiedge just activates a standard filter option available in CF7, which disables all CF7 JavaScript – see Loading JavaScript and Stylesheet Only When it is Necessary

    If does not address any particular problem on your site (it just hides the symptoms) & you will lose all of CF7’s Javascript functionality which is important for things like form validation.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 12 months ago by Neil Murray.
    Thread Starter edgecliffroad


    Yes @buzztone I disabled all plugins and switched to the standard wpress theme. The form worked. I activated each plugin one by one and tested each activation. The form worked. The issue appears to be coming from the theme I use which is called – Bridge. I have older Bridge version websites with the same CF7 forms working fine, with redirection. I’ve ticketed the QODE developers and will see what they say. Incredibly frustrating though

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