Vulnerabilities affecting spreadsheet applications like Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice Calc have been known to exist for over 5 years, and unfortunately they seem to be still unresolved.
While it is not a vulnerability of WordPress, or its plugins, because there must be so many users of our products who are at risk of these vulnerabilities, and the damage from it could be huge, I think I should write an article here to alert you of the issue.
Continue reading Heads-up about spreadsheet vulnerabilities
A mail-tag has a corresponding form-tag; when an email is composed, a mail-tag in the email template is replaced with the user input value that comes through the input field represented by the corresponding form-tag.
Continue reading Customizing mail-tag replacement
From my long experience in helping Contact Form 7 users on the support forum I can say that the most common reason behind troubles is interference from other plugins, or with the theme which the user uses.
Continue reading Why you are advised to deactivate plugins and switch to the default theme.
Contact Form 7 5.1.6 is now available. This is a maintenance release that includes some bug-fixes and improvements.
Continue reading Contact Form 7 5.1.6
Receiving multiple emails with the same content from the same sender in a short period of time — I often receive support requests like this.
Although some suppose these are caused by a bug or made by spam bots, in most cases they are created by real humans. It is real well meaning people who are making multiple submissions through contact forms on their sites.
They ask me if they can make Contact Form 7 prevent such multiple submissions. Actually this is not difficult at all. You have some options to do so, such as disabling the Submit button after the first submission.
You might think that such functions should be activated by default if it is not difficult. In reality such functions are intentionally not implemented in this plugin — because it obviously leads to a terrible outcome.
Continue reading Preventing multiple submissions — why this is a terrible idea.
Contact Form 7 5.1.5 is now available. This is a maintenance release that includes some improvements. Version 5.1.5 is the first to have been tested with WordPress 5.3.
Continue reading Contact Form 7 5.1.5
Flamingo 2.1 is now available. You no longer have to move spam messages to Trash manually since Flamingo does the task for you. Also, a new contributor has joined the Flamingo development team.
Continue reading Flamingo 2.1
Contact Form 7 5.1.4 is now available. This is a maintenance release that includes some bug-fixes and improvements.
Continue reading Contact Form 7 5.1.4
Contact Form 7 protects your forms from spammers with several different spam protection modules such as Akismet, reCAPTCHA, and Comment blacklist. These modules help a lot, but how can you know which module has blocked a submitted message and why the module has blocked it?
Continue reading Why is this message marked “Spam”?
Contact Form 7 5.1.2 is now available. This is a maintenance release that includes some bug-fixes and improvements. If you use the Constant Contact integration, you will find the newly introduced contact list selector very useful.
Continue reading Contact Form 7 5.1.2