Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 Honeypot » No Shortcode

  • Resolved rwhirn


    Using WP 4.6.13
    Contact Form 7 4.1
    Installed Honeypot, Activated, went to Contact, clicked edit on my form, clicked on Generate Tag and there is not shortcode “Honeypot” in the list.

    I did find this topic from a year ago – (didn’t look that far back at first) – so I guess my site is just too out of date for it to work?

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  • Plugin Author Ryan


    That’s a more than 3-year-old version for CF7. Is there some reason you’re stuck on it? If you must use it, you might try switching to an older version of this plugin. I would try version 1.9 or below (

    rwhirn, I was on the same boat, CF7 4.03 on an old WP installation.
    I’m a bit surprised by Ryan’s answer. The latest version of CF7 is NOT compatibile with older WordPress versions, so the only way to install the latest CF7 (and any recent related plugin) is to update WordPress too. With all the much likely issues involved.
    Anyway: rwhirn, you’re right, there’s no “honeypot” shortcode in the “generate tag” menu, but if you write the shortcode directly ( simply [honeypot honeypot-123] anywhere in the form, possibly with a random number as ID) the plugin works as expected. At least on my version.

    Plugin Author Ryan


    @neroavorio, I did actually address that in my response. I am not suggesting using an old version of WordPress with a new version of CF7 (and this plugin). My confusion is why the need to stick with an old version of WordPress (and also CF7). Regardless of that though, my suggestion was to use an older version of the CF7 Honeypot plugin with the specified versions of both WordPress and CF7 (4.6.13, CF7 4.1), not update CF7 but leave the WP install the same.

    @daobydesign I didn’t mean to sound too critic 🙂 Your suggestion was surely good. My surprise was referred to your question about someone “being stuck” with an old CF7. It’s a very common issue, that’s all.
    Anyway, I can confirm that even the latest release of your useful plugin works with CF7 4.x, as long as the shortcodes are written “manually”.

    Plugin Author Ryan


    🙂 No criticism taken. I think the missing shortcode is due to me removing some legacy code in the latest version. I’ll be sure to make a note to investigate further for the next release.

    @neroavorio Thanks so much for the knowledge! I will try it out.

    And thanks @daobydesign for the great plugin and the prompt response to my question.

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