Support » Plugin: WP User Manager - User Profile Builder & Membership » So many new users? Spambots?

  • Resolved yellofish


    Just wondering, I installed WP User a while ago but my site isn’t really online. Suddenly I get plenty of new users (Authors by default). They don’t do anything, but I doubt they are legit. Spambots I guess…?

    What is that about?

    Now I made the ‘Description’ mandatory and will delete all users that are not on site topic.

    Other than that – nice plugin!

    • This topic was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by  yellofish.
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  • Update:
    I made the ‘Description’ mandatory – but still got a few new users without description. I guess they do not use WP User registration page and have another way to get into WP.

    Will keep monitoring that.

    Plugin Contributor Alessandro Tesoro


    Hi @yellofish

    You might want to make sure that you’re using the recaptcha addon and also make sure that your wp-login.php registration form is locked down.


    1.) wp-login.php registration form is and was locked

    2.) I installed wpum-recaptcha – it’s working – but has no effect, I still get ‘fake’ users

    The WP User Manager registration is working though, the Captcha works, and the mandatory description works – I can’t register without description – however, the bots can.

    I am a bit puzzled by that.

    Same problem here. 🙁

    Can I request a email/domain/ip blocked? so i can ban users who attend to register via some domains like * or * for example


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