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Does all that is promised and more! (3 posts)

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  1. inge12
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    This plugin is saving our site from piles of splogger registrations. It is to Buddypress what Akismet is to WordPress, in my opinion.

    I'm just experimenting with BuddyPress, and I love it that WangGuard keeps my database free of spammers except, perhaps for the occasional spammer with reasonable intelligence who registers personally.

    I had Registration disabled on our busy blog and allowed posting by non-registered users. (Worked fine because of Akisment & Conditional Captcha -- a powerful team that ensures we don't have to look at spam and legit users don't have to fill out Captcha's.)

    Before disabling registration, we had accumulated thousands of users in our database, with a high proportion of spammers. Thus when I wanted to experiment with BuddyPress, I was wary of allowing registration, which is necessary for BuddyPress. I had already deleted all users, but WangGuard would have done it for me if I had not.

    Now WangGuard ensure that only legitimate users enter our database.

    I'm very pleased.

  2. inge12
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I couldn't edit my post, so I'm commenting instead:

    Since the current version of BuddyPress (1.7.2) allows customizing of user profile fields, we also created a couple fields that require a certain level of intelligence to complete. When they are not completed, the WP script will not accept the registration, and this reduces the number of queries to WangGuard. Works for us!

  3. José Conti
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thank's for your review.

    We are very happy that WangGuard be helpful.

    We are improving WangGuard, so you can wait for many new tools for protect your website.

    Kind regards

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