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wpForo 1.x.x [Closed] Bots are making accounts

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(@pinoydragonball)
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How to stop bots from making accounts. I already have the Akismet activated. help

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Robert
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Hi @pinoydragonball,

The Akismet is not enough. Please read this topic: https://wpforo.com/community/faq/how-to-stop-spam/

dimalifragis
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Account creations (register) is handled by Wordpress not wpForo.

There are a LOT of plugins to control all that, login, registrations, security ...

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(@pinoydragonball)
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@dimalifragis Hello what plug ins do you suggest? That you are using and have proven to work

dimalifragis
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@pinoydragonball Well it is not easy to suggest security plugins, still check

https://wordpress.org/plugins/blackhole-bad-bots/

that i use in one site with great results related to BOTS.

In my main site i only use for security AND BOTS one plugin:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/ninjafirewall/

For me, it is almost perfect.

(@pinoydragonball)
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@dimalifragis What is the best free, that can stop the user registration spam? I don't have much of a budget so I was wondering which one is the best specifically for user registration and is free

dimalifragis
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@pinoydragonball Both are free, i'm sorry but i can't tell you what exactly fits to your site.

It depends from many things.

Try https://wordpress.org/plugins/blackhole-bad-bots/ first and see how it goes.