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Best way to prevent SPAM registration?

  • What’s the best way to prevent spam user account registration?

    I’ve tried the “Human Test for bbPress” plug-in but it seems to stop working with 1.0 RC.

    Any other plug-ins out there that are a good way to prevent spam user account registeration?

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  • Arturo
    Participant

    @arturo84

    i’ve it with latest rc3 and works without problem

    I also have this in my .htaccess:

    # BEGIN ANTISPAMBLOG REGISTRATION
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .register.php*
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !.*ryuuko.cl.* [OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$
    RewriteRule (.*) http://www.dii.uchile.cl/ [R=301,L]
    # END ANTISPAMBLOG REGISTRATION

    The dii.uchile.cl url is an internal joke :P


    Michael3185
    Member

    @michael3185

    @Detective; for a bit of a noob here, could you briefly explain what those .htaccess rewrites do please? (Wondering if I should add something like them).


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    What he has done is rename register.php to another name and therefore if any bot tries to directly access the register.php file, it’s not human and bounced elsewhere.

    It’s a reasonably good idea. But it may break some plugins which can’t detect if they are on the registration page if it’s renamed.

    I’m using “Human Test for bbPress” with RC3 and it’s working perfectly, spam bots has been stopped.


    Michael3185
    Member

    @michael3185

    Cheers _ck_. I had a look at an online rewrite guide but my brain tried to crawl out of my ears.

    The .htaccess code redirects all POST requests to register.php to another url if the request doesn’t have a referer from my own forum.

    The code is originally from here: http://wpmututorials.com/how-to/spam-blogs-and-buddypress/

    You can’t just stick with one way of spam registration prevention, might need to mix it up a bit overtime


    phaniraj01
    Member

    @phaniraj01

    Renaming register.php may be very good idea..

    Thanks _CK_


    Rhys Wynne
    Participant

    @rhyswynne

    If you’re familiar with ReCAPTCHA I’ve written a plugin that integrates this spam prevention tool with bbPress.

    It’s still waiting to go into the SVN, but you can download it here – http://www.gospelrhys.co.uk/plugins/bbpress-plugins/recaptcha-bbpress-plugin

    I’ve tested this on a 0.9 site, and it’s completely eliminated spam (since Sunday…at least!)


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    rhyswynne I reminded Sam to approve your svn slot so it should be active now


    Rhys Wynne
    Participant

    @rhyswynne

    Thanks CK :)


    Piya
    Member

    @multitask

    I’ve tried to install ReCAPTCHA plugin but bbpress can not block spam registration from bad guy.

    How to completely change registor.php file ?

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