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How do I stop spam user registration on my Wordpress blog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Kaleesi, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Kaleesi

    Kaleesi Registered Member

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    How do I stop spam user registration on my Wordpress blog? I'm currently receving over 20+ spam registrations per day from some weird .ru (Russian) emails.
     
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    Apricot he is talking about Contributor/Author registration, I am not sure that Akismet can solve that problem. Maybe I am wrong
     
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    Yes activate akismet plugin. The best anti spam plugin
     
  5. Kaleesi

    Kaleesi Registered Member

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    Thanks everyone for your quick responses.

    Akismet works for user registration as well?
     
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  7. Kaleesi

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    WangGuard looks good! I'll try it now and see how it goes.
     
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    2.jpg

    I think you are looking for this...
     
  9. Ali_Moslehi

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    you can use this plugin wordpress.org/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/
     
  10. Kaleesi

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    I'd like to keep the registration open, I just want to rule out spammers and automated bots from registering on my site.
     
  11. 3tails

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    You could just add a Captcha. I personally prefer Sweetcaptcha because it's free, actually fun for users to use, and there are no bots in the world that can break it (yet). RECaptcha is another option that might help as it is based on text that an automated reader couldn't read, however, some of the puzzles lately are really just strings of numbers (not super safe) and occasionally you get puzzles that are actually unsolvable blurs not even a human can read.
     
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    I am with 3tails - on my one site I was getting up to 30 or 40 bot signups a day (how ironic on a bot selling page!), slapped on sweet captcha and its dropped to near enough zero.
     
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    Disable registration and WordPress comments. Install disqus for comments or a plug in that requires Facebook registered comments.
     
  14. reza.suryadilaga

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    disqus comment is best plugin for stop spam comment
     
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    i agree with this solution
     
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    You can ask members to submit their ID or driving license (JPG or PNG format) to complete the registration process.
     
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