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Feature request: New user moderation

  • Avatar of okamiokami
    okamiokami
    Participant

    @okamiokami

    I’m running a BuddyPress website, and as many other admins I’d like to be able to manually approve new users.

    I’m using a combination of plugins to exclude spam (captcha, wangguard, etc), but even with a triple redundancy I simply cannot get rid of spam, with the only effect of scaring away real (although lazy) perspective users who might not be able to figure out blurred captcha images.

    The vast majority of websites at least verify new users’ email addresses, but that does not seem to be an option with BuddyPress.

    Let me summarise:

    1. add the option to wait for admin approval
    2. add email verification

    I believe that these 2 simple additions would be greatly appreciated by the community, especially since BP appears to be the favourite choice for spammers.

    Thank you

    PS. Please do not suggest plugins or external services. I’ve tried several, but to date I haven’t found a reliable option (even combining several plugins).

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  • Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    list what you’ve done to prevent spam

    Avatar of okamiokami
    okamiokami
    Participant

    @okamiokami

    at the moment I have 2 “humanity check” plugins: SKT Nurcaptcha and Buddypress Security Check, plus WangGuard.

    Avatar of okamiokami
    okamiokami
    Participant

    @okamiokami

    At least I’d like to be able to put new registrations on hold pending admin approval.

    As it is now, I have to delete 5 or 6 users a day, and the double humanity check is probably scaring off genuine users (not that I’ve got many of those…).

    Avatar of sharmavishal
    sharmavishal
    Participant

    @sharmavishal

    Avatar of okamiokami
    okamiokami
    Participant

    @okamiokami

    @sharmavishal
    thank you for your suggestion. I installed the plugin, however it has not been updated in the last 8 months, and that’s the reason I am asking for a BuddyPress feature. Personally, I’d rather use the fewest possible plugins and rely on integrated functions.

    I’m having problems with slow-updating plugins on a different blog, and WP’s auto-update feature is not helping.

    Back to the topic, I’ll give the plugin a chance, but I’m afraid that sooner or later it might be deprecated, and I’d be back at square one

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    I work at WebDevStudios, if the plugin above breaks in any way then message me.

    Avatar of sharmavishal
    sharmavishal
    Participant

    @sharmavishal

    I have tested/checked around 80-90 plugins with bp 2.0 and they work absolutely great. As modemlopper suggested did you test it with your bp install?

    I have seen plugins 2-3 years old working great with latest bp

    Test it out

    Avatar of sharmavishal
    sharmavishal
    Participant

    @sharmavishal

    Seems u got your wish answered by the plugin author..check this:

    For those who are interested, I have a beta of what will be 4.2.0 available at https://github.com/WebDevStudios/BuddyPress-Registration-Options/archive/alpha-revamp.zip

    Avatar of OC2PS
    OC2PS
    Participant

    @sooskriszta

    Doesn’t 2.0 have the functionality you need?

    https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5374

    Avatar of okamiokami
    okamiokami
    Participant

    @okamiokami

    @modemlooper; @sharmavishal
    thank you both for your reply

    I didn’t mean to suggest that BP Registration Options wasn’t working, I was just speculating about development being abandoned in the future. I understand that a plugin does NOT necessarily need to be updated if it keeps working, but the latest update date of a given plugin sometimes indicates its dereliction; that does not appear to be the case here.

    Is it safe to try BP Registration Options 4.2.0 Alpha (link posted by sharmavishal)? [read: would you suggest it to someone unable to devote too much time to dealing with-possible-bugs in an alpha version?]

    @OC2PS
    there is indeed a new option in the Users panel: “Authorize” below each user’s details, but I wonder how to make my WP/BP installation keep new users on hold until approved. At the moment, when a new user (or more frequently a new bot) passes the gauntlet, it is enabled by default. Might that problem be caused by WangGuard?

    Avatar of sharmavishal
    sharmavishal
    Participant

    @sharmavishal

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/

    Above plugin is the only plugin you will ever require to stop spam. Donate to plugin author if it stops spam on your site to keep the plugin alive

    Avatar of bp-help
    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @okamiokami
    You can test some of the solutions in this ticket that simply stops the activation email from being sent then use BP’s new build in activation to manually activate the users. Of coarse I haven’t tested this but its worth a shot.

    https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3443

    Avatar of okamiokami
    okamiokami
    Participant

    @okamiokami

    @sharmavishal; @bp-help
    thank you for your reply.

    I installed BuddyPress Registration Options (latest stable release), and left it as the only Registration plugins.

    Apparently everything is working fine: I get an email for every new user request, and I can veto the application if necessary.

    I’d like to thank everybody for the help; I’ll post a follow-up in a few weeks.

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