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Xarzu
01-31-2011, 01:26 AM
How Do I Fix This WordPress PlugIn Issue?

I am getting a ton of these automatic requests from “users” requesting username for my Wordpress forum.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h292/Athono/this.jpg

I think these unwanted automatic requests are easily accomplished by this plug-in:

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h292/Athono/plug-inplugsup.jpg

I had thought that maybe there was something wrong with my Registration page but now I know this probably is not the problem. As a test, I commented out the registration button on my php login page and even after doing, I still get a flood of unwanted automated requests to register.

Any Suggestions?

wildjokerdesign
01-31-2011, 11:26 AM
You might find something here that would help. http://wordpress.org/support/topic/comment-captcha-alternatives-to-stop-auto-spam That concerns comment spam but there might be something there that would help you. There is also raz-captcha for registration that might help. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/raz-captcha/ Captcha is one way to some times slow down the flood of bots but they are getting pretty smart even for those. :) It looks like you already have things set up so you have to approve all new registrations since you are getting the approval notices. That is a good thing although can be a hassle when there is a lot of bots flooding your site.

One thing you do want to always do is keep your version of Wordpress up to date. I know it can be a hassle but often updates help in combating things like this and well take care of any security issues.

You might want to browse the Wordpress forums or even post over there. http://wordpress.org/support/ You might get more input over there from users who have found solutions.