Getting the word captcha instead of your captcha code?
I’m just posting this in case it can help someone else.
I’ve been using “really simple captcha” with “contact form 7” and WP installs for a long time and never had any problem with it until tonight when I set up a fresh WP for a friend.
Even though I had installed both plugins the same as I always do, and on the same server (even same account with other WP installs) , for some reason on the contact form in the captcha image location it was just displaying the word “captcha” instead of providing an actual unique captcha code.
I was baffled for a bit, and then I tried to think of anything I did differently. Came up with only one thing:
One this new install I had not yet gone into Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks and yet chosen a a permalink structure yet.
After chasing my tail for a while, it turned out that the solution was as simple as going into Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks and setting a permalink structure.
As soon as I did that, the Contact Form 7 / Really Simple Captcha started displaying actual captcha codes instead of just the word “captcha” in the box.
I hope that this will help someone else someday.
I’m very happy with the CF7 / RSC combination of plugins for a long time now, and this was just a little bump in the road. (And probably only coincidence that it only surfaced with WP 3.5).
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