Contact Form 7 5.9.6

Contact Form 7 version 5.9.6 is now available. This minor update release includes a few improvements and bug fixes.

Default maxlength for text fields

Version 5.9.6 applies the default maxlength validation rule to text fields (text, email, telephone number, URL, and text area) if they have no maxlength option. The default maxlength value is 80 for single-line text and 400 for a text area. If your fields expect text input longer than the default value, set the maxlength option explicitly.

Major changes

  • reCAPTCHA: Sets the siteverify link for
  • Sets the default maxlength for text fields.

You can browse the full list of changes on GitHub.

Requires: WordPress 6.3 or higher
Tested up to: WordPress 6.5.4

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