This was driving me insane so I thought I would share with you how I got around this.
I wasn’t getting any comment spam as I am using the Disqus Comment System plugin and had that configured so commentors had to register to make a comment.
However, I was getting heaps of spam users being registered on my site.. sometimes up to 20 per day.
I had the following anti-spam plugins installed as well,
– Bad Behavior
I was still getting spam users being registered.. so I then installed,
– SABRE (Simple Anti Bot Registration Engine)
Even though I had this configured to the max, I was still getting spam users being registered.
Then the penny dropped.. I have a bbPress forum integrated into my site and that’s how the spam bots were getting through. They were registering through the bbPress registration interface.
So I installed the following bbPress plugin,
No more spam users being registered.. fingers crossed it stays that way.
Hope this helps.
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