Contact Form 7
Captcha files not being deleted (3 posts)

  1. aaronwebb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    When the captcha image is generated the form displays and functions correctly but the temporary images in the uploads/wpcf7_captcha folder are not being cleaned up. I'm getting thousands per day and eventually the site slows to a crawl.


  2. stevemagruder
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just looked through the similar folders on a couple of my sites and it appears they're being cleaned up.

    Maybe the issue is that you get a lot of traffic, and since every user sees a unique captcha, the images pile up faster than they are removed.

  3. Andy Schmidt
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Contact Form 7 internally uses anothe plug-in "really simple captcha". There is a well known problem with portability / operating system dependence.

    The problem is documented here and a functional patch IS available.

    It would be good to incorporate that patch in Contact Form 7.

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