Can I stop spam sign ups or added reCAPTCHA?
wpForo is not compatible with CAPTCHA plugins yet, we're currently working on this. But you can use antispam plugins which control user registration.
I don't have an exact recommendations for Anti-spam plugins, you should read reviews and check the popularity.
Any more news on this? I'm getting spam sign ups too. Currently at a rate I can delete them but adding reCAPTCHA would solve the issue immensely. If anyone can recommend a suitable plugin in the mean time I'd appreciate it.
You should try them and find the best for you. There isn't any recommendation here. I can only say that most of those complatible with wpForo registration page if the "Email confirmation" is enabled.
Okay, so seem to have found a good plugin for this issue on my second try at a plugin. WP-SpamShield. Since installing I've had no spam registrations and other new users have registered fine. Sweet.
Thank you for sharing this plugin name.
Hi, I solved it like this:
In the WP menu bar: settings > general and then disable "Anyone can register" Sorry, the pic is in German Language.
I had that disabled but people were still registering. Not sure how or why. If you do prevent 'anyone' from registering, how do people signup to the forums?
In relation to my previous post about WPSpamShield, it actually blocked everyone registering when I was using it. I had to switch to using Better Wordpress reCAPTCHA. And for that to allow a reCAPTCHA box on the login screen I had to allow 'anyone' to register.
Perhaps the WPforo team could provide clearer instructions here on how all of this works, or a link to existing guidance with a focus on those of us not super wordpress familiar.
Ok, my English is really far from perfect, but I understand what you mean. Maybe you can understand me 🙂 It works in my forum like this, see pic:
Vasilij Ratej is right, wpForo has it's own registration option.
Most of WP's user registration is disabled, so we'll have to explain all WP users to turn it one after each wpForo installation. Forum must have a user registration option. If you want to protect spam registration you should also make sure the anti-spam solution works on wpForo forum registration page, not only on the default WordPress registration form.