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Wordpress members - Security Issues

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by ally3009, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. ally3009

    ally3009 Newbie

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    Hi All,

    I've been doing some research on google but where better a place than on BHW to find out the pros and cons I might have missed. Basically I want to incorporate a membership logon via wordpress, no subscription integration or anything fancy, just have users sign up so they can view a page. Now I know this is easy enough and there are a plethora of plugins I could use to achieve this but what I want to find out is what are the associated security issues to allowing this?

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    Ally
     
  2. comparco

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    I am trying to do exactly the same thing for a friend of mine. I want all the pages hidden from the net and only viewable by members. I only need a simple system as they won't be charging for membership, so I was going for 'absolute-privacy' plugin and then setting up accounts within WP with various editing privileges.
    I am not sure what you mean by security issues. How secure will it be? or could users share their login, or hack attacks?
    I guess it should be pretty safe from average prying eyes ally3009 but I dont think anywhere can be 100% from serious "professional" attacks. but I doubt they would be interested in anything on my site.
    Sorry I could not be more help.
     
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  3. ally3009

    ally3009 Newbie

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    Suppose i'm thinking simple hacks, spam setups (ironic here i know) etc. I know there are plugins out there for the membership to wp that will add maths questions or captcha so that might be worth adding in
     
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  4. regcleaner

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    you can simply using basic wordpress function with some additional plugins