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WangGuard

The most advanced protection against sploggers and spam users registration, is fully WordPress,WordPress MU ,BuddyPress and bbPress 2.0 compatible

Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
First day without sploggers
By , for WP 4.1

Thank you sooo much! This is my first day without need to delete a hundred or so spam accounts.

Great Product/Great Supprt
By , for WP 4.1

Saved us from being buried under SPAM. They were very responsive and helpful when we had an issue. I can't sing their praises enough.

Works Great
By ,

Works very nicely with only a few caveats - UI is a bit confusing.

Two thumbs up!
By , for WP 4.0

Wow is this great! I did some testing on my using known "throw away" addresses and it caught them all. It's already blocked Sploggers and fake emails input in my free download area.

Way better than the ESP I was using that gave me nothing and nickel and dimed the heck out of me for any little bit of useful information.

Thanks to the makers of this fantastic plug-in!

Problem creating database tables
By , for WP 4.0

I had to fight installing WangGuard.
Indeed there was something
wrong in creating new database tables!
I followed the FAQ when it says:
"Please, copy the next code and use phpMyadmin or similar software for create WangGuard tables."

But when I run the query I got error:

"Unknown character set: 'latin1_swedish_ci'"

Eventually I solved the problem removing all the lines:

"DEFAULT CHARACTER SET latin1_swedish_ci"

and the query properly created the new database tables!

Now I can save settings and all is working very well, no more sploggers!!!

Wangguard unreliable
By , for WP 4.0

WangGuard as a security tool is unreliable. The WangGuard servers frequently crash or are blocked as spam servers by other security tools. When the WangGuard server is working, the bulk "splogging" check almost grinds the WordPress server to a halt.

Whilst the concept is fantastic and great applaud has to be given to the designers for the idea, having an unreliable security service, that intermittently fails and allows slews of "sploggers" in while it is down, or when it is working causes such a drain of the server it creates it's own denial of service for bona-fide users is not worthy the effort of continued manual support.

Until we can see better performance and more reliable service this is a plugin I cannot recommend our clients to use.

Impressived at First!
By , for WP 3.9.2

I have a bbPress and Buddy Press site running just for 2 weeks and I have got over 15k+ spam users and forum threads and Group posts.

Have been trying about 5 other plugins but they didn't work, the Spammers still coming.

I just try this plug in and see tjhe security questions displayed in the Registration Form, which make me hope that it will success to prevent spammers on my site. I give 5 stars for this! Will be back to comments with many thanks, if this plugin help me to get rid of these bots, spammers.

Fantastic
By , for WP 3.9.2

This has been a lifesaver. Wonderful plugin, easy to use and I can see that the authors will reply if there was ever an issue. Highly recommended if you have many sploggers.

Akismet with Wanguard
By , for WP 3.9.1

I have been using Akismet with Wanguard. They are working great together and stop 90% spam.

Great plugin!, a MUST have plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

Wangguard just made me forget the sploggers problem since I use it in every site, specially using BuddyPress.

Highly recommend it. Thanks for the plugin! :)

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