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[resolved] Catpcha to reduce automated joining? (7 posts)

  1. neillwatson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Like the way this plugin works. However, I found within a few hours, I was getting spam automated signups. I understand I can auto delete non-verified signups after a period, but was wondering if you had a Capcha system that might help prove the user was human?

    I assume I need the have 'Anyone can register" checked in settings?

    Best regards

    Neill W

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/reduce-bounce-rate/

  2. Okoth1
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am not sure if your question is related to the plugin.

    Are you looking for a plugin that checks whether a human wants to register or an automated signup?

  3. neillwatson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, let me explain further. In the past, my websites have had 'Anyone Can register' disabled, as I find that it just attracts automated Hotmail spam registration. I'm trying to create a member area where people can access content not viewable otherwise. You plugin is perfect for making sure that people use their real names (required field on signup) etc. However, this doesn't get around the non-human spam stuff.

    I guess I could cut the 'grace period' for unverified signups right down to one day, then they would be deleted quickly. I was hoping that by having a Captcha as an option on the 'register user' form, that would cut out spam.

    Does this clarify what I'm trying to do?

    Neill W

  4. Okoth1
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Neil,

    Could it be that you are mixing up plugins? Mine is called "Reduce Bounce Rate" and has nothing to do with registration. My plugin doesn't have any options.

    Thanks

  5. neillwatson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're quite right! RTFM problem! Thanks, I'll repost on the correct area. Your plugin works superbly, by the way!

  6. Okoth1
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Neil.

    btw. If you don't want automated registrations, why don't you add these lines at the top of your .htaccess.

    # BEGIN BLOKKING AUTOMATED REGISTRATION
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-signup.php*
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://example.com [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$
    RewriteRule .* http://%{REMOTE_ADDR}/ [F,L]
    #END BLOKKING AUTOMATED REGISTRATION

    5th line: example.com. You'll have to replace this with your domain.

    In short:
    - if anyone requests for the signup (registration) page
    - and are not already on your website
    - send them back where they were coming from

    Same you can do for automated comments. Just replace line 4 with
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} wp-comments-post.php

  7. neillwatson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the tip. I've found a Capcha plugin that seems to be doing the job. However, I'll note that down, it's a useful piece of code, will probably add it also.

    Cheers,

    Neill W

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