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[resolved] Spambots are taking over my site (12 posts)

  1. Zachary DuBois
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please help me so far I have reported 30 emails to the providers for spam. I need help with stoping this spam on my site. It is giving my site a bad protection rating. I use https and have my site scanned daily by my web host. I need something like re-captch before someone can signup. The main source of spam is at the forums(bbPress). Is there a way to report spambots to a higher power? I have the IP. I just got finished reporting the email again. But could you find me the best re-captcha plugins for login and forum posts? My website is https://accountproductions.com/.

  2. Steven Jones
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. Zachary DuBois
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please help me out

  4. channeleaton
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you tried out the 'Bad Behavior' plugin? It's worked wonders for my site.

  5. Lorenzo Orlando Caum
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try adding Cloudflare to your site which can reduce the spam.

    I would also use Akismet.

    Also set your registration to manual approval for now (you can change it later once the spam subsides).

  6. Zachary DuBois
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Set to approval? How. I just turned it of with Settings/General/Anyone can register. I would like if there was approval.

  7. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Go to discussion settings and click on the check box that says the comments will appear only after approval by admin (not the exact words there) and save the settings.

  8. Zachary DuBois
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh I have that on. They have tried to spam comments but I spammed them before they appeared. Its the bbPress one that I'm having problems. @Steven Jones Thanks for that plugin. Might just be what I need. Does it work with all themes?

  9. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I ma using Block Spam my Math http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/block-spam-by-math-reloaded/ and works as only humans can answer a random math question.

  10. Zachary DuBois
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have seen many bots get by these. The put it in google and google finds the answer.

  11. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am not having any problem my website.

  12. Zachary DuBois
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well your pretty lucky. I made a fake new post page for bbPress with a math question on it and the bot got passed it in a few seconds with the right answer too.

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