How do I keep unauthorized people from putting articles on my site (5 posts)

  1. rogerhely
    Posted 3 years ago #

    For months people I don't know are posting unrelated content on my site. I've tried changing the password but they're still getting in. How do I stop them. They're showing up as users in the admin section and the articles as post. It's all spam; obviously some kind of link building scam.

    Please tell me how to stop them


    site is http://sellouroregonhomefast.com

  2. TCBarrett
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You have registration open and allow password reset (http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password#Through_the_automatic_emailer).

    Turn off registration: http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_General_Screen - you don't need registration on to create accounts as an admin.

    Delete the accounts of the people you don't know (don't just change the password).

  3. Miroslav Glavic
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @tcbarrett , the whole registration open thing....isn't the default setting when you have registration open to have those people as subscribers (meaning they can't post).

    To original poster...

    close registrations (you can always add users yourself manually).
    delete those users
    turning off password reset, I don't see it. If you don't have an user account, how can you password reset?

  4. TCBarrett
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Password reset is on by default if registration is open. You can disable it with a short piece of code:

  5. rogerhely
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks I'll try those suggestions

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