Filtering unwanted registrations (2 posts)

  1. Shripad
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I found out that there were many robots registering on my website (with the domain name mailcatch.com, seo-consultantservice.info etc). I use buddypress and the new users have to activate their account by clicking the link in the emails, so I am not sure how they are able to register and activate. Is there a way I can blacklist there domains? Please let me know if there is a better way to handle registrations.

    Shripad D

  2. ronmerk
    Posted 2 years ago #


    Register Robots is a BIG question and tends to drive WP Admins crazy, especially if your site is popular or has been online for a while (it takes time for time to track you down)

    There are ways to make it more difficult. Everything from your .access file, to plugins to CAPTCHA code required during the registration process.

    Start with doing a search for plugins through the search window at the top of WordPress.org's web site (here). You can also try "blacklist" plugins, but I find it just creates more work. "They" just change their IP addresses.

    Good luck


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