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wpForo 1.x.x How to stop unwanted members from joining

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bobbyc9822
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(@bobbyc9822)
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To gain access to my forum new members must pay a fee. But every day I'm still getting new members that aren't paying but still able to register. Every registration link on the site I can find leads to the page to purchase the membership. Is there a back door into wpForo that I'm missing? How can I stop these people from registering without paying?

 

- My site uses Paid Membership Pro for its membership management

wpForo Version
1.9.9.1
WordPress Version
5.8.1
7.3.24
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Macky
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Clean talk is the plug in most of use use to stop spam accounts, but that doesn't explain how they are getting through your pay wall.... interesting

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bobbyc9822
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My thoughts exactly. If the bots are able to get around the paywall there must be a backdoor in wpForo they're getting through.

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dimalifragis
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Posted by: @bobbyc9822

My thoughts exactly. If the bots are able to get around the paywall there must be a backdoor in wpForo they're getting through.

This is a false information about wpForo and a backdoor. There is not such a thing.

Login/Register is NOT handled by wpForo but from Wordpress core.

Search your logs to see from where it comes from.

 

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Chris
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Hi @bobbyc9822,

I don't know how the membership plugin works but just in case try the Following

Go to Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Features Tab and check the below-mentioned options:

Replace Registration Page URL to Forum Registration Page URL

Replace Login Page URL to Forum Login Page URL

Replace Reset Password Page URL to Forum Reset Password Page URL

 

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