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Better user management capabilities

  • Avatar of snark
    snark
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    @snark

    Running BP1.2 with single-user WP 2.9.1. Not sure if this is a WP or BP issue, or both, but I have checked for plugins related to both and can’t find a satisfactory solution to this issue.

    1) I would like WordPress to log the IP Address and Country of origin of all new user registrations and have that listed in the WP admin / users area. Then the ability to search or categorize Users in the WP user admin area. The reason this becomes an issue for BP is that BP means I’ll be running a Forum with tens of thousands of users. In the past, I’ve had thousands of bogus signups to forums by would-be spammers, and while I’m working on this new installation to block such registrations in the first place, if they happen I’d like to be able to search or categorize users to make it easier to mass-delete spammers.

    2) Is it possible to show in the WP admin the number of BP forum posts or replies for each user in addition to the number of blog posts (which are only applicable to a few users in my case)?

    Usage example: Many spammer IP addresses resolve to the country of Afghanistan. If I could sort the users by Country and by number of Posts, I could quickly delete all users whose registration says “Afghanistan” and who have only posted zero or one time.

    Anybody know of a plugin or plugins that will accomplish the above? Thanks.

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  • Avatar of snark
    snark
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    @snark

    Any ideas for better user management in the admin?

    Avatar of snark
    snark
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    @snark

    Still looking for a member management solution. At the very least, if all of the above isn’t doable yet, can somebody suggest a way to lock all users below a certain level out of the WP admin back-end?

    Right now all user levels, including Subscriber, can log-in and at least see “Dashboard”, “Profile” and “Tools”, but since blogging is not allowed and users can access their Profiles through the Buddypress front-end, I’d prefer to shut everybody below the level of “Editor” out of the WP back-end. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    “Many spammer IP addresses resolve to the country of Afghanistan. “

    Ban their IPs at the server level. Less work for you, less processing for the system.

    Avatar of snark
    snark
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    @snark

    Yes, that makes sense, until there are hundreds of IP addresses to try to ban. Also, WP isn’t logging the IP addresses, though I suppose I could install a plugin to do that.

    Philosophically, it goes back to the debate over sending new users a confirmation email or not. I’m in the yes camp, because many forum spambots will sign up for memberships with a bogus email address, so if they have to confirm via email, their memberships will never get confirmed. But I suppose there’s a performance trade-off to sending out a high percentage of emails that end up bouncing.

    Ideally I can figure out a set of methods to stop most spam registrations from happening in the first place, greatly reducing the amount of user editing I would otherwise have to do after the fact.

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