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Best way to prevent SPAM registration?


  • frooyo
    Member

    @frooyo

    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


    Detective
    Member

    @detective

    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.


    Thion
    Member

    @thion

    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.


    Detective
    Member

    @detective

    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/


    vanesta
    Member

    @vanesta

    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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