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Prevent Registration Where Role is None?

My blog is being hammered by sploggers. The good news is that in every case the role displays as "None" in the list of Users. Is there a way to use add_action("user register") in functions.php to ...
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New users must comment when requesting username

Does any one know of a Plug in that will help with reducing the number of unknown user requests to my site? current when a new user requests access I can only see an email address and username. Is ...
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How to make a secure blog that is completely private?

I have a login safe application and it has hundreds of users. WordPress is a separate module of it and only used for blogging purpose [no other usage]. Both using the common database. The blogs are ...
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Wordpress VPS out of Memory Problem

I would want to put forward my case in detail. My website www.thehardtackle.com receives around 5000-10000 pageviews every day since 4th August. The server was a VPS with 1 GB memory, 800 GB ...
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Auto post Spams on my wordpress blog?

i don't know what the hell are these spam links on my friend's photo-blog posts! when i publish a post, this texts shown there! what should i do? (sorry for my very bad English) blog: ...
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Is the tagline area spam-bot proof?

Is the tagline area spam-bot proof? I've added my email address into the tagline area. Could spam bots pick it up? You can see it here: http://richardclunan.com (And if I add my email address into ...
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How to block a someone from commenting?

I keep getting spammed by the same user, well different name and site listed but always the same email, IP, and comment. the email is 1p@ultradrugbuy.com, the IP is 31.184.238.9, and the message is ...
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Is it possible to determine proxy based comments?

I think proxy based comments mostly spam. So what is the best way of determining proxy using comments ?
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What do spammers gain by signing up as a user?

The majority of new user signups I receive on my Wordpress blog look dodgy, with @someblog.com, @somearticle.com, or @gmail.com addresses. What do they gain by signing up as a new user?
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How do I permanently disable Pingbacks?

How can I permanently disable pingbacks on my wordpress multi user installation? I have disabled access to the wp-trackback.php file through permissions (chmod 000 trackback.php) thinking this would ...
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Report spam button

I can't find any plugin or script to place a "report as spam" button in my comments section. The button could simply: - open a form to report a spammy or problematic comment to the admin - send an ...
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What's the easiest way to close comments on media/attachments?

I consistently get spam attempts on various and sundry media attachments on my primary WP blog. By default, media has open comments (for instance, ...
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Something is generating spam pages on my site

The site is Videos-de-musica.com it is a simple wordpress blog with music videos. Somehow the subdomain stats.videos-de-musica.com filled up with spam, I remember setting the domain for pwiki stats, ...
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What methods should be used to fend off splogs in a multiuser install?

We're running 3.1.1 multi-user with the latest BuddyPress plugin, but we're having all sorts of issues with splog signups. So far, we've started using Anti-Splog, Bad Behavior, ReCaptcha on the ...
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How is my non-published blog getting so much spam?

A few weeks ago I created a new WordPress blog. I bought a new domain name for it, and I have not published/linked to the blog yet (because I wanted to get a few articles up first, I only have 2 so ...
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What do comments with […] mean?

I get a bunch of comments that simply repeat the title with '[...]'. ie: [...] Some cool post title [...] Is this spam or is wordpress doing something wrong? I have the akismet plugin enabled.
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Stop Authors from submitting spam post

I am designing a frontend for users, where they can submit an article/post from. But i am worrying if someone puts javascipt code, or SQL injection, or other malicious code. Is there a plugin or some ...
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Block registration by URL referrer?

Is it possible to block user registration based on the referring URL? I have an open registration WP site (configured so users can post ads and events) and while I typically don't get a lot of spam ...
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Contact Form 7 being hijacked to send spam? [on hold]

My system emails on my linux server have been getting "message undelivered" emails which appear to be sent from the Contact Form 7 widget I have on my website. The odd thing is, there is no "to:" ...
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What is the best way to avoid spammers registering to my blog?

I would like to be able to easily control who registers to my blog because recently I had tons of spam users registering. I came accross the plugin Stop Spammer Registrations, but i'm not sure it is ...
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How can I delete all users which have never commented / have posted spam comments?

My user database is full up with robots. Is there a useful SQL command to delete all the users that either a) have posted a comment marked as spam by Akismet or b) never posted a comment ?
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Reducing spammy user sign-ups

After following the advice in a previous question (here) I've managed to nuke my spam comments. I now, however, find that every day I have a few new members sign up to the site with rubbish e-mail ...
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A spam bot loves me, what can I do?

I'm receiving many many spam comments using the same username and I guess it is a bot that keeps on submitting comments. In one week I get around 100 such comments (which is quite a lot for my small ...
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CAPTCHA plugin where I can use my own images and ask my own questions?

Just wondering if any of you have run across this kind of plugin. Basically I'd like to be able to (a) specify my own image; (b) specify my own challenge question; (c) specify my own answer. As in: ...
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Auto block ALL IP's indicated by Akismet?

I'm thinking of blocking all IP adresses indicated by Akismet as containing spam. Something like cronning select distinct wp_comments.comment_author_IP FROM `wp_commentmeta` JOIN `wp_comments` WHERE ...
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Spam injected in w3 total cache page cache

I'm trying to fix a site which has been injected with external spam. After inspection I found out that the external content (so far just html advertising different kinds of drugs, no scripts) was in ...
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How exactly does Bad Behavior plugin work?

Can someone explain to me please how exactly Bad Behavior works? On their official site, they say that it uses HTTP headers, IP, and meta fingerprinting - but I would like some specifics on its ...
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Removing the “Website” Field from Comments and Replies?

In an effort to combat comment spam, I'd like to hide or remove the "Website" field from the "Leave a Reply" section for page and site comments. I have no desire to increase others page rankings by ...
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Why do I get comment spam even with Akismet and Captcha?

I'm a bit perplexed why I keep getting so many spam comments ... Even though I use both the Akismet and WP-reCAPTCHA plugins on my WordPress blog! WP-reCAPTCHA should stop machine entered spam, ...
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Comment Spammed vs Trashed

What's the difference between marking a comment as spam and trashing it?
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Contact Form 7 Plugin send emails to my Gmail as spam

I just added Contact Form 7 to my site. I'm using the default configuration (didn't change any setting). The mails are classified as spam in my Gmail inbox. Is there any way of making them go directly ...
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Number of External Links in Comments - Moderation Option

I just ran over a problem to properly use the count of external (meaning no relative or absolute links to my own blog) links on my blog for the Comment Moderation count Option. It's labeled Hold a ...
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Experiences with adding Nonces to the comment form

I was wondering about the impact nonces would have on the default comment form a theme has. Because Nonces are a built-in feature of WordPress I thought about giving it a try. Does somebody has ...
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How Do I Prevent Junk Account Creation?

I want to allow readers of my WordPress-driven sites who comment frequently the ability to sign up and have their own account on the site. However the ratio of actual readers versus spam scripts using ...
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how to reduce the number of spam comments

I've got the Akismet plugin on my WordPress site but I've been getting more and more spammy comments (that get caught). I'm amazed at the number as the site isn't that popular and doesn't have much ...