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  • Resolved Shasta

    (@shastaw)


    I’m new to hosting a WordPress Multi-User site. I went live about a week ago and two people immediately created blogs. That was a surprise, as there’s nothing to indicate one should do such a thing. I found the setting for accounts but no blogs, but am not sure what to do about the two already created blogs. (Eventually the site will host author’s blogs, but we’re not to that point yet.)

    My question is, are these spam somehow? Or perhaps a security threat? What should I do to secure the site/domain when I open it back up for people to create blogs, and is there anything I should do to make sure the two that already exist aren’t a threat?

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    not sure what to do about the two already created blogs.

    Delete them.

    They’re probably spam, but hardly a security risk. They’re just ugly.

    Shasta

    (@shastaw)

    Can you explain to me how they’re useful to spammers? They haven’t DONE anything with them, so I guess I wonder what the point is. Just to muck up other people’s sites?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    They haven’t done anything YET, but they might. As for why?

    To eventually push spam out from your site.

    To spread viruses.

    Because they can.

    Shasta

    (@shastaw)

    I see… so it’s liking snagging an email address you might want to use for ill later. Thanks!

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    They create splogs on your site in order to create linkbacks to their sites.

    Nuke ’em. 😀

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