FeedWordPress seems to automatically add authors from syndicated posts as users to WordPress – probably standard WP behavior. That totally messes up the “members list” on my multisite-based community website.
Is there any way to turn that behavior off?
Or if the author for some reason has to be in the system, to replace the name with the user who’s blog is syndicating that post?
I’ll probably have to dig into the code to find a fix. Which parts of the plugin should I look into? Which bit of FeedWordpress code adds these random authors to the system?
Or is this standard WP behavior? Is there a piece of code that doublechecks if a post’s author is in the system and “helpfully” adds him is he is “missing”? Where?
Is there a way to generally block any possibility for scripts to add users? Only users who actually registered themselves should be in the system.