Plug-in for new user spam? (2 posts)

  1. dimplefaceCT
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I keep having "people" register as a new user under the User tab. I don't think it's people entering their email to receive notification. It was happening once in a while and then it happened 3 times yesterday. Is there a plug-in to block user spam? I have askimet for comment spam.

  2. Allen Moore
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey dimplefaceCT,

    This can happen when "Anyone Can Register" option checked under Settings > Membership. It is a little frustrating. When this option is checked, a "Register" link on the wp-login.php is added that redirects to http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-login.php?action=register.

    To combat this, I'm using the "Math Captcha" plugin. This adds a captcha option that requires the user to do some simple math. Example: 66 - ____ = 63. The user would need to input the correct answer to register. You can download this plugin at http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-math-captcha/.

    Also check out this link for more info and options: http://wpblogexperts.com/wordpress-experts-spam-users/

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