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A must for any site with comments or a forum! (4 posts)

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  1. bigtreesjoe
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    On a new site with a bbpress forum, and using "New User Approve" on the first day I got over 100 spam user registration requests.
    Installed and configured Stop Spammers with all the API keys and not a single spam request came through. The really good news is that several legitimate users were able to register.
    As an added measure of security, I put up a Wordfence as well.
    The combination of New User Approve, Stop Spammers, and Wordfence has allowed me do something else with my life other than weed through spam trash.
    With Wordfence it is so cool and so easy to identify "bots that don't belong" and block them. That and the automatic detection and blocking of "snoopers" is absolutely fantastic!
    love it, love it, love it!
    Thank you!

  2. macropapers
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Thanks for your review. I'v been looking all around for any mention of Stop Spammers as being compatible with Wordfence. I'v been using stop spammers for many months and recently came across wordfence. The features are incredible. Can't wait to write a full review after trying it out.

    Regards,
    Kunle.

  3. nelsa
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Well I had same problem,I got over 150 new spam users and sometimes even 50 new spam topics every day in off topics forum.
    Now many of the spamers tools first try to find forums with off topics category,when I only renamed this category spam goes down for 5-6 times.

  4. macropapers
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I use "LoginRadius" to manage Login and Logout. I noticed that spam bots never attempt to use Social ID to gain access to site but rather usernames & password and this works flawlessly though I keep getting brute-force attacks on wp-login.php

    With Wordfence I believe I can easily ban the offending IPs

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