Contact Form 7 5.4.1

Contact Form 7 5.4.1 is now available. This is a maintenance release that includes several improvements and bug fixes.

Since the release of Contact Form 7 5.4 last February, a lot of problems have been reported and most of them have turned out to be caused by interference from other plugins or the theme used on the site.

Although fundamental solutions can be provided only by developers of the third-party plugins and themes, by updating to 5.4.1 you will be able to mitigate the problems.

Requires: WordPress 5.5 or higher
Tested up to: WordPress 5.7.1

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Major changes

  • JavaScript: Falls back to the non-Ajax submission mode when blocking errors are foreseen.
  • JavaScript: Introduces an original fetch() wrapper that replaces wp.apiFetch() calls.
  • Introduces WPCF7_Submission::add_extra_attachments().
  • Ensures all tags are stripped from response message outputs.
  • Applies wp_specialchars_decode() to the site title and description in a plain text context.
  • Avoids warnings about the file-uploading temp directory.
  • Fixed: Resetting a form after a successful submission caused an incorrect status issue.

You can browse the full list of changes on GitHub.