Bot Registering Users (8 posts)

  1. ex-genie
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have reCaptcha setup however in the last 2 days I have over 200 new registration that appear to be coming from a bot. How can I attempt to stop this?

  2. Bad Behavior, Akismet, Cookies for Comments (which can be used to block signups too).

  3. ex-genie
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have akismet... will look at the others

  4. ex-genie
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I looked at the plugin but they all seem to be for comments, my issue is the registration.. I am getting tons of bogus account registering on the page even with a captcha which I updated the site key today.

  5. They're not.

    Bad Behavior stops bots and spammers from accessing your site at all.

    Cookies for Comments I specifically mentioned CAN be used for signups. Says so on the main page.

    If you use WordPress MU, replace wp-comments-post.php above with wp-signup.php to block spam signups.

        RewriteRule ^wp-signup.php - [F,L]

    You can use that on single-site too, just change ^wp-signup.php to ^wp-login.php

  6. ex-genie
    Posted 5 years ago #

    k, thanks again I pulled down the bad behavioir but the link to get a site key says its under maintance.

  7. ex-genie
    Posted 5 years ago #

    can you provide a bit more info on how to do the steps above, as you can tell I am a novice.

  8. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bad-behavior/ - No key needed. You only need the key if you want to use Project Honey Pot. Not required :)

    And if you don't know how to edit the .htaccess, just use Cookies for Comments as is. They may register, but they won't comment.

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