How To Protect Your WordPress Site From Automated Spam/Bot/Splog Signups
One common problem which most of the WordPress powered websites/blogs suffer from is the issue of Automated Bots, Sploggers and Spammers who create accounts with no any additional information apart from the longer user names and later submit posts which are not original in many cases. Before I started using WordPress content management system, I used to read and hear how the different Bloggers shared recieving multiple and uncontrollable sign ups and later articles which turned to be harder to moderate and forth.
But as time went on, I changed my mind and decided to try out WordPress CMS, which I liked and loved as compared to the former ones I was using thus making it my favorite just like you can see. The very day I allowed any one to register on my site is the very day I received more than 100 new accounts and imagine with nothing like a detailed personal information other than only a username. At first, I never minded since I had a thought that may be, the new registrants were real humans who had the same dream of sharing with others just like I do not knowing that I was totally wrong.
Within the next few days, I had to look for the best Content Plagiarism Checker since that’s what I had planned to use when it came to checking all submitted posts but guess what, that kind of work required a lot of time and which I never had. On deciding to contact any of the users, none of them will respond to my email and which is what made me to suspect about a wrong something not until I decided to search about the same on the internet.
From what I saw and read, I agreed that my Blog was being spammed other than having real members, something I had to stop and which is why I am sharing with you a quick and easy way to get rid of all the above using a simple WordPress plugin WangGuard. WangGuard is a WordPress plugin which is free for personal uses and paid for business purposes although determining whether you will pay or remain free is by looking at the number of daily registrations.
How Does WangGuard Work?
1. WangGuard simply cleans your website database from unwanted users, bot registrations, automated signups, sploggers, spam users and many more.
2. Has the feature to block emails by domains.
3. Protects your WordPress website registration pages for the above.
Find additional features by visiting here https://wordpress.org/plugins/wangguard/
How To Get Started?
1. Visit the above link and download WangGuard plugin and upload it in your plugins folder, and or simply do it through your WordPress Plugins option.
2. Activate the plugin, get your API key by visiting www.wangguard.com, creating an account, verifying your email, logging in, copying your key and pasting it on your WP site.
Once the key is verified, you can start configuring how you want the Plugin to work where by the moment you are done, your WordPress site will be free from the automated sign ups, bot registrations, sploggers and other spammy users.
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