Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 » V5.1 breaks reCAPTCHA v2

  • stietz

    (@stietz)


    Overall this is an excellent plugin. It covers all the basics plus some additional features and I can’t believe it is free. I have used it in combination with Flamingo for 5 years across a dozen webpages and never had a single issue. Until version v5.1!!

    The latest version breaks expected behaviour by disabling reCAPTCHA v2 and forcing an update to reCAPTCHA v3. This is a terrible design choice (as it doesn’t work for smaller web pages, unexpectedly removes spam protection on update, weakens spam protection generally and removes choice for GDPR compliance). I have added more detail in this forum thread:
    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/please-add-option-to-use-v2-and-v3 (update: my post r as well s other people’s post seem to have been removed by a moderator?!)

    I consider this unexpected break in functionality enough to only give a 3 star review when the plugin should really deserve 5 stars! I would now only recommend this plugin, if you don’t use reCAPTCHA v2 and have the time for implement a fix if the maintainers might introduce another unexpected change in functionality.

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