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  • Resolved Frank B.


    I have a quandary. I use ThimPress LMS theme and they designed the theme so that I must tick the box “Anyone Can Register” for anyone to make a purchase; one must first register before they can purchase the online course.

    Spammers are registering with fake emails and they never have to verify their email address, but their “registrations” still appear in my Users list.

    I use Wordfence Premium Country Blocker so apologies if you cannot see my website, as I was also getting a lot of attacks from Russia, China, Vietnam, France, Netherlands, etc. My LMS website is only applicable to those in the U.S.

    Anyway, is anyone aware of a plugin that can prevent the spammer info from appearing in my Users list – make the visitor confirm an email before their fake email and name appears in my Users list?

    Many people have been asking this question of ThimPress for years, but they just never have done anything about it.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Hello,

    Sorry to hear you’re having trouble with spqm use registration on your website.

    You can check this user registration plugin from the WordPress plugin repository, I hope it helps.

    Best regards

    One possible solution to prevent spammers from appearing in your WordPress Users list is to use a plugin that requires visitors to confirm their email addresses before registering.

    For that, you can use WPForms. This plugin allows you to create custom registration and login forms for your WordPress site, including options for email verification and anti-spam protection. This plugin lets you create a customized registration form that requires users to confirm their email address before their account is created and added to your Users list.

    Another way to protect against user registration spam is to add a CAPTCHA to the WordPress registration form.

    You can use the Advanced noCaptcha plugin. 

    Using one of these plugins or a similar one can help prevent spam user registration and ensure that only legitimate users have access to your WordPress site. 

    Thread Starter Frank B.


    I’m using reCAPTCHA and IU tried the Advance noCAPTCHA, but that’s no helping much. Yesterday, I had about 10 fake registrations.

    The sad (unprofessional) part about this issue is that for months, I’ve been trying to get the ThimPress developer(s) to provide some insight on what plugin they recommend.

    I’ve read many times on profession WP forums and the consensus is, ThimPress writes “sloppy code”. And although I’m not a coder, I can “see” this.

    For example, ThimPress has Widget Logic in their admin plugins list yet as of this writing, the plugin hasn’t been updated in the past 3 major WordPress updates. I even brought this to their attention over a year ago, yet the plugin link remains (likely paid partnership).

    ThimPress has nearly 3-dozen plugins in the admin panel, yet none of them pertain to registrations.

    Anyway, sorry for getting off-track but I’ll look into WPForms as I do like their products. I use the paid version of WPmailsmtp and it’s a very clean and well-written plugin.

    Okay, thanks folks!

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