Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 » How to know if reCAPTCHA v3 works or not?

  • I’ve updated to v5.1 and then followed the instruction to integrate with reCAPTCHA v3.

    However, I have one question, with reCAPTCHA v2 we could easily know it worked by manually clicking on “I am not robot”, but with reCAPTCHA v3 how could we verify whether it works or not? to make sure we did not miss any setup steps during implementation? and what is the correct way to see the reports from reCAPTCHA v3?

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by yuchit.
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  • One way to check if recaptcha v3 is working is to install the Flamingo plugin (free) for CF7. Flamingo records form submissions, highly useful IMO, but also gives a reCaptcha report for each message. The report looks like this:

    @9dotbox I installed the plugin but can’t find any reports, where is that option available?

    @rraallvv You have to send a test message through the form and then open the message in Flamingo. Once you’re in the actual message, it shows the content entered in the form fields, then shows reCAPTCHA and meta info below.

    FYI, I have since given up on using reCAPTCHA v3 because 1) it adds to the download size of the entire site as it’s embedded in ALL pages (not just form pages), and 2) v3 is actually a tracking pixel that allows Google to follow and track users even after they leave the site, thus a privacy issue, see here:

    I removed v3 from all my sites and now use the Contact Form 7 honeypot plugin for forms. It uses a hidden field that only bots see and fill, and it’s been working pretty well. Only had 5 or 6 spam messages get through in 2 months.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by 9dotbox.

    @9dotbox I see. I’ll search for some other alternative then. Perhaps will give a try to the honeypot plugin too. Thanks.

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