Support » Plugin: Contact-Form-7: 3rd-Party Integration » [Plugin: Contact-Form-7: 3rd-Party Integration] Contact Form 7 Modules: Hidden Fields Update Not App

  • Resolved Shawn


    I have a fresh WordPress installed for a new site. I love MailChimp and Contact Form 7 for other websites I have worked on. It would appear that this plugin should marry them quite nicely. I installed the Contact Form 7 plugin, then the Contact-Form-7: 3rd-Party Integration plugin. I did not have the Contact Form 7 Modules plugin previously installed, but it appears in my plugins as Contact Form 7 Modules: Hidden Fields after the 3-rd plugin installation.

    The version of this plugin says 1.2 and that there is a 1.2.1 update (which I checked and that is true), but the automatic update is not being applied. I tried installing it separately and it seemed to work fine, but then I had two instances of the same plugin (1.2 and 1.2.1) where the 1.2 version was saying it could still be updated (very odd). Obviously, you’re not here to support the Contact Form 7 Modules: Hidden Fields plugin, but I wanted to share my experience and see if you had any ideas. Also, I’m curious if I even have to update to version 1.2.1.

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  • Plugin Author zaus


    Hi, sorry for the confusion. I mentioned that I included part of the Hidden Fields plugin on the Description page for the plugin –

    When I included it, I essentially copied the entire file, which includes the plugin header comment. Even though this isn’t the main plugin file, I believe because it’s in the plugin root folder WP scans the header and registers it as an installed plugin.

    However, you’re not able to upgrade it because when WP downloads and installs the actual plugin / upgrade, it’s saving it to another folder in your plugin directory, thus making two copies appear simultaneously, as you noted.

    I can’t say for sure whether you do or do not need to upgrade the plugin – it was fairly simple to begin with, so I wouldn’t think so, but I haven’t had a chance to see what the upgrade entails.

    Again, sorry for the confusion. If this is a problem, please let me know and I’ll try to either reintegrate with the plugin or alter it so it’s a non-issue.

    Plugin Author zaus


    I just looked briefly at the changelog for the Hidden Fields plugin (, and compared the file “hidden.php” (which is the Hidden Fields plugin), and there’s no practical difference (strict comparison – I removed the affiliate nag message).

    Conclusion – you don’t need to update it.



    Thanks for checking it out.

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