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New Users able to post whilst waiting for Email Confirmation

  • wamlibrarian


    Since my most recent update of WordPress, I’ve had an issue with new users being able to post replies despite their status being “awaiting email confirmation”. As you can imagine, this had led to an influx of spam messages on the site.

    I’m assuming that as part of the update, some setting was changed to turn this on be default, but i have no idea how to turn it back off. Could anyone advise me?

    Currently using WordPress 5.3.2 running Twenty Seventeen theme using Version 2.6.4 at

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  • Robin W


    can you list bbpress related plugins please



    Akismet Anti-Spam
    bbp style pack
    bbPress Login Register Links On Forum Topic Pages
    bbPress Messages
    bbPress Search Widget
    bbPress Voting
    GD bbPress Attachments
    GD bbPress Tools
    GD Power Search for bbPress
    GD Topic Polls
    Ultimate Member
    WPS Limit Login

    Robin W


    ok, so bbpress does not have the feature of preventing posting until email confirmation, although this might be by default if your site doesn’t add users until you have confirmed.

    In essence if your user is set up with bbpress access, then that is what they get.

    one of the plugins above might add that functionality, although I suspect not.

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