Sabre is an acronym for Simple Anti Bot Registration Engine. It's a set of counter measures against spam registration on your blog.
In order to run, Sabre needs the following:
For WordPress 3.0 or higher in mono or multisite mode, use Sabre 1.2.2 For WordPress 2.5 to 2.9.x, use Sabre 1.1.2 For WordPress prior to 2.5, use Sabre 0.6.3
Ready-to-use translation files are available in :
If you can't find the files for your language, you can create them yourself with the sabre.pot file included in the package and PoEdit.
Sabre can protect your registration process without asking the user to pass a captcha or math test. Just untick the "Activate Captcha" and "Activate math test" checkboxes and select the "All" item of the "Test sequence" dropdown menu. Both tests are now inactive. Then tick off the "Activate stealth test" checkbox. Additionally, change the other parameters of the "Stealth tests" paragraph, if needed. Now Sabre will silently protect your registration process, keeping away spam registration from your site.
You decided to activate the registration confirmation and the users registered before Sabre's installation received the following message when they try to log in : "ERROR : Invalid registration status". This is because Sabre considers they have not confirmed their registration. You need to go to Manage >> Sabre >> Approved registrations and manually register each user giving his WordPress account name and clicking on "Add" under "Manual registration". You can also register all the existing WordPress users by ticking off the "Add all WordPress users" checkbox before hiting the "Add" button.
You can activate the "Show on dashboard" parameter in Sabre's administration screen to display basic figures like number of registrations blocked, approved and pending confirmation on the dashboard of your blog.
Another possibility is to show up the number of blocked spam bots on the registration form by clicking on the "Show banner" parameter.
The third way is to use Bernhard Riedl's GeneralStats plugin that integrates Sabre's figures among other useful informations about your blog's activity.
If you're a plugin or theme designer, you can use the following Sabre's action hooks: