Contact Form 7 switching to reCAPTCHA v3 for invisible spam protection

Google's reCAPTCHA service protects your website against spam and other types of automated abuse.With Contact Form 7’s reCAPTCHA integration module, you can block abusive and junk contact form submissions and login attempts by spam bots that target pretty much any WordPress website on the internet.The latest version of the reCAPTCHA API is v3. Contact Form 7 5.1 and later uses reCAPTCHA v3....
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Top 5 ways to add social media icons to your WordPress blog or website

You work hard to create a professional website with educational content. You don’t want to get buried under all the other sites on the web. That’s where social media comes in handy. If you can create a customer base on Facebook or Twitter they’ll get your updates every day, and you’ll always be top of mind. Better yet, they might even share you work to their follower base. However, you...
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WordPress 5.0.3 is now available!

5.0.3 is a maintenance release that includes 37 bug fixes and 7 performance updates. The focus of this release was fine-tuning the new block editor, and fixing any major bugs or regressions. Here are a few of the highlights: 15 block editor related bug fixes and improvements have been added to bundled themes. Make sure to update these for an improved block editing experience. 2 block editor...
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WordPress 5.1 will replace “blogging” references with “publishing”

WordPress 5.1 will replace the “Happy blogging” language in wp-config-sample.php with “Happy Publishing.” The next major release also cleans up a few other “blog” references by replacing them with the word “site.” A lot of tutorials and documentation will need to be updated. WordPress contributors are continuing to fine-tune the wording in various files to reflect its expanded...
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Contact Form 7 abandons Google ReCaptcha V2, adopts Google ReCatpcha V3, causes SPAM chaos

On Thursday, December 13, 2018 there was a new version (5.1) of Contact Form 7, one of the most popular WordPress plugins with over 5 million installations, released. The author/developer, Takayuki Miyoshi, decided to abandon Google ReCaptcha V2 and adopt Google ReCatpcha V3. You can learn about the versions here https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/docs/versions. This implementation forced...
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Connect with your clients seamlessly with action links

Websites are built to get visitors to take action. In today’s world, this is not just about getting them to click on links or fill out a form. There are many more actions you can encourage your visitors to do. Here's the top of the list when it comes to generating actions from your visitors: Click-to-Call Call your business with one click, through phone links Add phone links without having to...
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WordPress 5.0.1 Security Release

How are you faring with WordPress 5.0? Have you updated yet, or are you still holding off? Either way, you should pay attention to a new security release. WordPress 5.0.1 is out to fix a number of security issues. However, these issues also affect older versions of WordPress, so the core team has created a separate WordPress 4.9.9 release so that people who haven't updated to 5.0 yet can still...
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Upgraded to WordPress 5.0 but prefer the Classic Editor? No problem!

Upgraded to WordPress 5.0 but prefer to stick with the familiar Classic Editor? No problem! Support for the Classic Editor plugin will remain in WordPress through 2022.The Classic Editor plugin restores the previous WordPress editor and the Edit Post screen. It lets you keep using plugins that extend it, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor. To install, visit your...
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4 Steps to Take Before Updating to WordPress 5.0

The major change in WordPress 5.0 is the introduction of the Gutenberg editor. Gutenberg is a drag-and-drop interface that dramatically changes how posts and pages are built. You can choose to disable the Gutenberg editor and install the Classic editor plugin, if you want to maintain the same editing experience you’re used to. However, it’s still important to know how the Gutenberg editor...
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WordPress 5.0, named “Bebo”, was officially released on December 6

In the biggest news in a long time, WordPress 5.0, named "Bebo", was officially released on December 6. As such, the new Gutenberg block editor is officially part of the WordPress core. Be careful about updating and if possible test your site for compatibility before upgrading your live/production website, also consider using the official Classic Editor plugin if you're not ready to move to the...
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