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How-to: Add BWP reCAPTCHA to Contact Form 7 (CF7)

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How-to: Add BWP reCAPTCHA to Contact Form 7 (CF7)

As of BWP reCAPTCHA 1.1.0, you can add a BWP reCAPTCHA tag to your Contact Form 7 intuitively.


1. If you have been using an unofficial Contact Form 7 BWP reCAPTCHA extension, be sure to remove it before continuing with this tip.

2. As of version 2.0.0, you should use [recaptcha your-name] only.

2. As of version 1.1.1, BWP reCAPTCHA allow you to choose between [recaptcha] or [bwp-recaptcha] shortcode tag. To keep using the oldie [recaptcha], go to BWP reCAPT > General Options > Contact Form 7 Integration and select “use recaptcha shortcode tag”.

Please follow three easy steps described below:

Step 1: Go to Contact > Contact Forms and then choose to edit your desired form and select BWP reCAPTCHA. This tag comes with no options currently as it inherits settings from BWP reCAPTCHA.

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Select BWP reCAPTCHA tag

Step 2: Copy the auto-generated tag and paste into your form, preferably right before the submit button of your form. Press Save to save your form.

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Paste BWP reCAPTCHA tag into your form

Note: As of 2.0.2, a name is not required for the recaptcha tag to work. However, if you want to display a validation error next to the recaptcha tag, you must set the name (for e.g. “[recaptcha recaptcha-375]”), and uncheck “Treat invalid captcha as spam”, as shown below:

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Step 3: Go to BWP reCAPT option pages to add key pairs and customize your reCAPTCHA if you haven’t done so already. Just like other forms the captcha will only be shown to certain users, as per your settings.

That’s it, go to your contact form and enjoy the new shiny reCAPTCHA.

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    Burak February 22, 2016 at 4:09 am – Permalink

    I can see the recaptcha in the page but when I send the message, I get an error sentence saying:

    “Failed to send your message. Please make sure you checked the box “I’m not Robot” and filled in all the required fields.”

    As I allready fill in all the required fields, I thought the problem was about the recaptcha. But I still wanted to confirm it and deactivated the BWP and tried to send the message without recaptcha plugin and it worked. So my Contact Form 7 has no problem but the problem is about the recaptcha. I reactivated the recaptcha and it can not send the form message when it is activated even when I check the box. What is the problem? I can not make it work. Although I see the recaptcha in the form and check the box, the Contact Form 7 can not send the message. 🙁 Anyone had the similar problem?

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      zalrol December 3, 2016 at 11:56 pm – Permalink

      Yes, i had similar problem

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    tu nguyen January 16, 2017 at 11:12 am – Permalink

    40/13 lam son

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    test January 17, 2017 at 1:11 am – Permalink

    lorem ipsum dolor shit happens.

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    Haeger May 4, 2017 at 4:25 am – Permalink


    I have installed the recaptcha-plugin to use with contact form 7. Installation was no problem. The shortcode was placed in cf7 before send-button.

    Loading this form no recaptcha-box is showing. After reload of this page box is showing and working well. I don’t know what to do now.



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    hh November 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm – Permalink


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    feroz qureshi December 22, 2017 at 9:07 am – Permalink

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