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ReCaptcha v2 for Contact Form 7

Adds reCaptcha v2 from Contact Form 7 5.0.5 that was dropped on Contact Form 7 5.1
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Contact Form 7 v5.1 dropped support for reCaptcha v2 along with the [recaptcha] tag December 2018. This plugin brings that functionality back from Contact Form 7 5.0.5 and re-adds the [recaptcha] tag.

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Contact Form 7 no longer supports reCAPTCHA V2

By wuxu on February 23, 2023

Contact Form 7 no longer supports reCAPTCHA V2

The latest version of the reCAPTCHA API is v3. Contact Form 7 5.1 and later uses this reCAPTCHA v3 API. reCAPTCHA v3 works in the background so users don’t need to read blurred text in an image or even tick the “I’m not a robot” checkbox.

Can you still add an option for a V3 version? Thank you!

reCaptcha V2 is back

By rix (ten31tech) on September 6, 2022

Thank you for this plugin, we can use reCaptcha v2 again.

Fantastic Plugin for Those needing more SPAM Protection

By danieleasterbrook on May 9, 2022

I found this plugin great as Contact Form 7 using the Google captcha V3 does filter a majority of bad spiders/bots/crawlers, however I find the v2 version quite stable and seems to work better for my type of website. Many thanks.

Works, but so much spam gets through

By joec002 on April 25, 2022

V3 was blocking way too much, V2 allows too much through.


By Alain Aubry (caban13) on March 10, 2022

Worked just fine after the first try! I am coming here after the ethical collapse of CAPTCHA 4WP. I don’t understand how people expect to get money out of a system that is given for free by Google.

Restored recaptcha v2 for Contact Form 7

By stietz on January 26, 2022

I used this to restore recaptcha v2 for Contact Form 7 after "CAPTCHA 4WP" plugin made this a premium feature without warning. Thanks you for the work!

Thank you!

By chenryahts on January 20, 2022

Thank you agian!

Wonderful, works right out of the box

By mcclausky on November 10, 2021

I don't know..., maybe I don't trust Re-Captcha V3, so I needed V2 on Contact Form 7 and this little plugin works beautifully. Thank you!


By abd-mfn on November 2, 2021

Simple and easy to configure..

Works perfectly!

By Raw Hasan (rawhasan) on April 30, 2021

It was disappointing Contact Form 7 removing the support for the reCaptcha v2 completely. I was using an older version of the Contact Form 7 on several sites for being able to use reCaptcha v2, but the new security vulnerabilities made it impossible to use the older version anymore. I did not want to use reCaptcha v3 which loads on every page on the website unnecessarily and slows down the site. While I was finally considering moving from Contact Form 7 to other contact form plugins and was not happy with the reviews of the alternative options, I checked the documentation of Contact Form 7 as a last resort to find a solution, which suggested using this plugin if I insist on using reCaptcha v2. I am so glad that it did! This plugin gave me the option to use reCaptcha v2 with Contact Form 7 and saved me from migrating to another contact form plugin on all my sites. It worked perfectly! Thanks for developing this wonderful plugin! I am really grateful to you!

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