Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 » Spam Issues w/5.1 (reCAPTCHA v3)? Try new version 5.1.1

  • This new version was just released 5 mins ago. Try it, as it portends to treat the main coding cause of the flood of new spam with this new version by modifying “…the reaction to empty response tokens.”

    Of course you’ll also need reCAPTCHA v3 API tokens (site key & secret key) to complete the integration.

    And this version doesn’t address the floating reCAPTCHA badge on every page.

    Happy to try and help those w/ questions!

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by rambillo.
Viewing 15 replies - 1 through 15 (of 15 total)
  • Just made an account so I could point out the new version but you beat me to it. Don’t know if it works yet!

    For removing the reCAPTCHA badge on every page I’ve added:

    /* To hide the reCaptcha logo */

    .grecaptcha-badge {
    visibility: hidden;

    to my CSS. It worked before soI’ll have to test a bit to make sure it ‘plays nice’ with the new version.

    Big spam issues with reCAPTHA v3. Been getting flooded with spam ever since. I may have to switch to a different contact form

    Have you updated to 5.1.1?

    How to update recaptcha?
    I’ve visited my recaptcha page, nothing there about the update, same at my wp admin?

    5.1.1 is the new Contact Form version that is supposed to solve the problem.

    Iā€™d start with the instructions here:

    @eehmke thanks… šŸ™‚

    At Contact Form 7 5.1.1, the plugin author, explains this update in detail.

    Well.. I updated to 5.1.1 and now I cannot get any email to submit to the form. So yes, now no more SPAM, but also no legitimate customers cannot use the contact form.

    The orange border indicates that a spammy attempt has been detected by a spam protection module like reCAPTCHA. Seeing the orange border every time is obviously abnormal unless you are a real spambot.

    If you get into such situations after upgrading to 5.1.1, you are advised to ensure that the theme you use properly loads JavaScript in the footer area of each page.

    “We know some theme authors improperly omit wp_footer() call to block scripts from loading. That is one of the worst practices in theme development that will surely causes problems like those explained above. Ask the theme author for a fix if you find your theme has such issues.”

    However, I use Generate Press and have confirmed with the author of that that wp_footer() call is used properly and scripts are being loaded as suggested by CF7.

    No bueno CF7.. .no bueno.

    unfortunately I only can confirm @davemelbourn .

    @davemelbourn @dschingis
    Sorry to hear it’s not working for you. We are having success with this version as our contact forms are being submitted.

    Perhaps if you want to post a link to your site, maybe one of us can take a look to see if we can troubleshoot things with you?

    To confirm, you have gone back to and created v3 API token keys and supplied those to your CF7 plugin on your site? A clue that your site is properly connected to v3 is that floating badge appearing on every site page load.

    @rambillo – To confirm:

      v3 API token keys – Yes
      Supplied v3 keys to CF7 Plugin – Yes
      Floating Google Badge on every page – Yes

    CF7 5.1.1 v3 reCaptcha: Unable to submit a form in CF7 with error:
    “There was an error trying to send your message. Please try again later.”

    Sandbox URL –

    CF7 5.0.2 v2 reCaptcha – No issues.

    It’s not possible to work like that. Is this serious??

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 4 weeks ago by phaser32.

    Ok folks, I personally used this solution:
    – deactivate default recaptcha integrated with contact form 7
    – installed this plugin
    – inserted api key invisible v2
    Everything work like a charm!
    And if U want to hide the recaptcha here is the css code:

    .grecaptcha-badge {
    display: none !important;

    Have U a nice we
    Peace out

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 4 weeks ago by phaser32.
    • This reply was modified 10 months, 4 weeks ago by phaser32.
Viewing 15 replies - 1 through 15 (of 15 total)
  • The topic ‘Spam Issues w/5.1 (reCAPTCHA v3)? Try new version 5.1.1’ is closed to new replies.