Support » Plugin: WP-Members: Membership Framework » Spam subscriber registrations

  • Resolved dolphinite



    I have just implemented the WP-Members plugin on my site and have now received 40 spam registrations in the last 24 hours. I have enabled reCaptcha and it’s not possible to submit the registration form without completing this.

    Any ideas how this could be happening?

    Many thanks for your help.

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  • Plugin Author Chad Butler


    That would be unusual. Was reCAPTCHA something you enabled before the spam registrations were coming through?

    It would be important to make sure that the registrations aren’t coming through some gateway other than the WP-Members registration process. Is your WP registration setting under Settings > General set to “anyone can register”? If so, the spam registrations could be coming through some other process that a bot could exploit.

    Hi Chad,

    Thanks for your reply. We have only just deployed the WP-Members plugin on the site and deployed it with reCAPTCHA enabled. There were no website subscribers prior to this.

    I have checked the ‘Anyone Can Register’ checkbox under Settings -> General and its not ticked.

    Any other ideas?



    Plugin Author Chad Butler


    That seems unusual if you have disabled registration via the wp-login.php process. Do you have any other plugins that require/allow for registration? Is there somewhere else these could be coming from?

    Similar Problem here, all recent

    I’ve been using the plugin for a year, At most once or twice a month a stray bot would get through.

    For the last week or two it’s been daily at the rate of 3 or 4 a day.

    Then last night I got hit, woke up to 22 of them and 6 more in the last couple hours..

    Hey Chad, been using your plugin for a long time, thanks! Is there a way to know where a registration is coming from? I wonder what logs I might look at to find that out. I have tons of sploggers signing up constantly, and so far have been unable to stop them. Using wp-members with recaptcha, also using wangguard recently but that isn’t doing anything to help .. splog could be coming from awpcp classifieds plugin .. not sure what other plugins might have registration requirement .. if I could figure out where they’re coming from, of course this would be easier to solve! thanks

    I added another plugin to track registrations, and turns out it does a great job at keeping these sploggers outa there!

    Stop Spammer Registrations Plugin

    Seems to be doing what I need! Awesome. Also keeps a history log of IPs, scripts, usernames, etc .. great!

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