How do I disable registration temporarily?
I have a BBPress forum that is not being used, but might see some use eventually. I use it to experiment with BBPress, too. When Forums gather cobwebs, they can attract Spammers. I started getting a steady stream of similar-looking registration attempts, probably from a single group of Spammers. I put up a temporary index.html page, basically saying Forum Closed to discourage Spammers, and hid the index.php in a Backup folder. This assures nobody will come in the front door, but did not stop the spammers, who apparently are coming in directly to the registration area. The new users are being automatically flagged as bozos by BBPress, but I am having to delete them manually as they come in.
I would like to disable registration completely for a while to encourage them to go away. What if I moved register.php into my Backup folder? Would that do the job?
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