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Unknown users are registering as contributors daily?

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    David Concepcion
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    Hello Everyone,
    I am a web design student with a strong desire to become a successful WP developer. I have been running a small blog magazine journal and currently find myself with a rather odd issue.

    It seems as if every time I log in to the users area I see unknown users who are registering as contributors. I say its rather odd because I do not recognize who these users are nor have I granted them permission to become contributors.

    I wonder if this might be a spam issue and if so, how can I stop this from happening.

    Cheers,

    #2459

    D.K. Smith
    Participant

    Yes, it’s user-registration spam. Activate the Aksimet plugin and do the following:

    – Turn off user registrations: Settings >> General – Membership – un-check “Anyone can register” – Save Changes.

    Above is the easiest and most effective method.

    Or try these plugins:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wangguard/

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ban-hammer/

    #2460

    David Concepcion
    Participant

    Thank you D.K,
    This was extremely helpful to me. It solve the issue 🙂

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