Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Plugin Directory

!This plugin hasn't been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

User Spam Remover

Automatically removes spam user registrations and other old, unused user accounts. Blocks annoying e-mail to administrator after new registrations.


  • Now detects and adds absent MySQL indexes to wp_comments.user_id and wp_links.link_owner columns. Greatly speeds performance and enables use on much larger databases. Big props to Raph Koster for help debugging!
  • Enables MySQL sql_big_selects config var at runtime for use on shared hosts and other installations where this is disabled by default.
  • MySQL SELECT errors now logged/shown to the user as appropriate.
  • Hard limit of 1000 users per deletion to prevent long-running operations. Upped limit to 10000 records per SELECT, thanks to improved SQL and indexes.
  • No longer deletes users with only comments marked as "spam." This is a small functional regression, but it speeds SQL performance. Once the spam is permanently removed these users will be deleted anyway.
  • Minor bug fix affecting settings page user list display w/ bbPress users.
  • Changes to method visibility. Many previously public methods now protected.
  • Code refactoring.


  • Version/compatibility bump so that wordpress.org plugin repository info is accurate.
  • Added check for wp_usermeta 'last_posted' record so that users of database-integrated bbPress installations are not deleted if they have ever posted anything.
  • Added hard limit of 5000 records to prevent long-running operations.
  • Added a list of user accounts pending deletion to the settings page.
  • Style fix to inline error messages per r16205 changes to WordPress core file wp-admin/css/colors-fresh.dev.css.
  • Miscellaneous minor style fixes.


  • Added standard WordPress Users section icon and printing of status message on options update.
  • Updated deprecated PHP syntax for string access by character in lcfirst().
  • Very minor refactoring and tweak of message text.


  • Fixed weird edge case where no usermeta records exist for a given user. Before: this caused user removal to abort and an error message to be logged. Now: any such users are deleted.
  • Added nonce checking to "Remove now" button on admin page.
  • Slight code refactor to remove buried strings.
  • Cosmetic change to log strings so plural "s" not added to singular words.


  • Initial public release.
  • Tested using WordPress 3.0.1 and PHP 5.2.6 and 5.2.14.

Requires: 3.0.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.1.4
Last Updated: 2011-3-7
Downloads: 18,903


4 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars


Got something to say? Need help?


Not enough data

0 people say it works.
0 people say it's broken.

100,1,1 100,1,1 100,3,3
100,1,1 100,1,1
100,1,1 100,1,1
100,1,1 100,1,1 100,1,1