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  • Hi. I have allowed others to be able to sign up as users on my site and be able to post articles as authors. Recently someone is posting many articles a day as admin! How is that possible? What should I do?

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    1) Turn off Registration

    2) Change the user to subscriber.

    3) Check your site on http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/

    Also you may want to rename your plugins folder to plugins-old

    Thanks for the reply. I have a question. So if I change user to subscriber, then nobody can post an article as an author right?

    But also I still don’t understand how someone can post as admin?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    So if I change user to subscriber, then nobody can post an article as an author right?

    Correct. Please try this & monitor the site for a few days to see if this solves the problem.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Bump deleted.

    Please be patient with replies. The forum is made up of volunteers, and sometimes we’re busy with the paying jobs 🙂

    If you change ALL users to subscribers (except yourself), only you can post articles.

    Call me paranoid but for my non-membership sites, I don’t allow any users to register. For guests authors, I post the article for them, which takes me a few minutes.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Then I’m paranoid too because that’s exactly what I’ve always done in the past.

    Then that makes 3. Because I do the same thing

    Thank you all for the replies. I will do that and see what happens.

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