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Noob question – How can I delete spammer’s accounts and blogs?

  • Avatar of falcott
    falcott
    Member

    @falcott

    Hi,
    I’ve searched around and haven’t found a recent answer to this question yet.
    Naturally I’m being hit by spammers signing up as members, and their resultant splogs.
    I can obviously delete the user but I’m guessing that it won’t delete their blogs. I want to be able to remove these spam blogs, the members’ pages, etc.
    Is there a plugin to do this?
    If not, can someone point me to a tutorial showing how to do it?
    Thanks! :)

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  • Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    I can obviously delete the user but I’m guessing that it won’t delete their blogs.

    Give it a go, you’d be surprised :)

    Avatar of falcott
    falcott
    Member

    @falcott

    Yep, it seems as though BuddyPress does it alright :)
    Thanks for making me look a bit deeper.

    I do have another (related) question though. Is there an easy way to manage the accounts, so that I can moderate the newer accounts and preview their new posts? In the WP admin users page I can see their names and email addresses, but can’t access their BuddyPress account or posts from there.
    The site is about 2 weeks old and I’m getting 4 or 5 registrations per day, and at least half are posting spam blogs. I can’t imagine what it will be like in a few months with hordes of spammers. I need a management system. Any help is appreciated!
    Any help is appreciated, thanks!

    Avatar of angslycke
    angslycke
    Participant

    @angslycke

    Avatar of falcott
    falcott
    Member

    @falcott

    Thanks guys. I’ve found several plugins that help to manage the members from inside the admin area. Not only that, but I’ve stopped the sploggers cold in their tracks by removing the mention of BP and WP in the footer and installing a captcha. The only thing that I can’t work out is changing the name of the Register page in wp-config.php. I added the code that everyone suggests, but it didn’t change the name of the page. Do other files need to be edited too?
    Thanks :-)

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    == hanging the name of the Register page in wp-config.php ==

    @falcott that’s no longer needed with this version.

    1. Delete the code to change register name in wp-config.php
    2. Create a new page with the name/slug of the register page e.g. Join
    3. Go to dashboard menu BuddyPress > Pages and look for the “Register” line and choose the Join page in select dropdown and save.
    4. Go to yoursite.com/join to check.

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    == hanging the name of the Register page in wp-config.php ==

    @falcott that’s no longer needed with this version.

    1. Delete the code to change register name in wp-config.php
    2. Create a new page with the name/slug of the register page e.g. Join
    3. Go to dashboard menu BuddyPress > Pages and look for the “Register” line and choose the Join page in select dropdown and save.
    4. Go to yoursite.com/join to check.

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