bbPress and security (wp-admin etc)
well, I’m not sure if this is the right subforum, so please feel free to
I am running a site where we have admins, authors and editors (which can review editors’ posts before putting them on-air). So, since now, we protected our WP backend with .htpasswd and .htaccess so no one could register/login without knowing the credentials for this extra anti-brute-foce gate.
Now I decided to stop using phpBB and switching to bbPress for my website, and as it seems, I need to remove the htaccess/htpasswd thingy to open up WP for all users to make it possible for people to register for the forums.
This makes me become concerned about the security of my site because anyone can register then – spammers as well as those brute-forcing id***s.
So, what can you recommend to have a WP website running bbPress while keeping the security level as high as possible?
Using: bbpress 2.5.5 | WP 4.1.1 | SmartMag Theme | http://www.booknerds.de (forum not on-air yet)
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