Contact Form 7 reCAPTCHA Extension

This plugin provides a new tag for the Contact Form 7 Plugin. It allows the usage of a reCAPTCHA field provided by a reCAPTCHA Plugin.

Author:Andre Pietsch, Advicio (R) ServDesk GmbH (profile at
WordPress version required:2.9
WordPress version tested:3.8
Plugin version:0.1.0
Added to WordPress repository:24-05-2011
Last updated:10-01-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Contact Form 7 is an excellent WordPress plugin and the CF7 reCAPTCHA Plugin makes it even more awesome by adding reCAPTCHA capabilities. In the past this functionality has been provided by a recaptcha module offered by the developer of CF7 which this plugin is based on.

The problem with the module was that it had to be copied into the modules directory every time the Contact Form 7 plugin was updated. That was not possible to manage on multiple WordPress instances.

Therefore we decided that it would be nice to have a plugin that can be installed and mantained independedly from the CF7 plugin and its modules.

IMPORTANT Some time ago the WP-reCAPTCHA plugin vanished from the WordPress plugin repository for a while. We had to use the Better WordPress reCAPTCHA Plugin instead. So we can now use the one or the other reCAPTCHA tool. You can decide which one suits you and install it. If both reCAPTCHA tools are installed WP-reCAPTCHA is preferred at the moment. This can change.

Better WordPress reCAPTCHA now offers an own tag for Contact Form 7. Therefore you can use theirs or ours.

You can use your reCAPTCHA API keys with Better WordPress reCAPTCHA. Copy your keys from the WP-reCAPTCHA plugin settings and paste them into the Better WordPress reCAPTCHA plugin.


If both reCAPTCHA plugins are installed WP-reCAPTCHA is preferred.


The settings of the installed reCAPTCHA plugin are used by default.

You can change that behaviour on the settings page of the plugin under:

Settings -> CF7-reCAP Extension


If you like the plugin please rate it. If you don't like it, please contact us so we can address the problem or feature request.

This plugin is provided as is by the Advicio(R) ServDesk GmbH.