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Bad Behavior

Bad Behavior prevents spammers from ever delivering their junk, and in many cases, from ever reading your site in the first place.

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Locked out of own website
By , for WP 4.2.2

I installed this plug-in only to be locked out of my own site. I have no idea what happened -- I whitelisted my IP address and am using the same machine that logged in and setup the plug-in less than a day ago.

This is clearly buggy and unreliable. Avoid it at all costs, unless you want to be blacklisted from your own site and waste hours trying to resolve it.

Makes us sign back into Dashboard every 5 minutes
By , for WP 4.2.2

Ever since activating Bad Behavior, We are forced to sign back into the dashboard every 5 minutes and whenever anything is saved. As soon as any staff member signs back in, all of the changes that had made to the site, a post, or other element reverts back to the previous save. Nearly every time the plugin dropped a staff member from the site, it would load a white/grey screen with the text, "Cheatin', eh?"

The settings for Bad Behavior are all either set to "recommended" or were left alone after activation. Our IP addresses and logins were added to the whitelist, but that had no effect.

It's difficult to say if this plugin even works because even though it said it had blocked over 300 spam/negative activities, it still allowed several spam users to join our BuddyPress and create spammy groups.

As soon as Bad Behavior was deactivated, we haven't had any problems with staying signed in.

white screen of death
By , for WP 4.0.1

i try to activate the plugin to my website and suddenly white screen of death http://www.zapeline.com

Keeps blocking waterfox
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin will effectively block any visitors using waterfox (and possibly others).

It does not work well
By , for WP 3.6

I am getting 15 spam comments per hour. This plugin is not working.

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