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  • @pcwriter It’s weird. I tried a proxy server, and was still able to get to the signup page by typing in the url, which leads me to believe the htaccess change isn’t taking right. Is there anything that could be interfering? I had another anti-spam idea: Would there be a way to require a user to […]

  • So, I have a question re: the htaccess tweak to block spam registrations. If I type into my browser, I should get automatically redirected to my GOAWAY page, right? If that’s not happening, am I doing something wrong?

  • Thank you so much, @pcwriter
    I’ve been using IP banning now for two days, and that has virtually eliminated most spam signups. Much as I hate to go that route, it’s great to have something that finally works. Will make the htaccess and wp-config changes today, too. Thanks again.

  • @pcwriter, you rock. Going to try all of these. Few quick q’s: 1. With the list of bad blocks, you added all these to your HT access file? Is there any downside to having such a lengthy htaccess? Could you anonymize yours and post it? 2. What does “Added “deny from all” in .htaccess for wp-config.php” […]

  • Ted Mann posted an update 5 years, 12 months ago

    Desperate for a solution to buddypress spam signups and backdoor registrations. It’s getting out of control.

  • I’m using a custom child theme, so the footer copy has been changed. At the risk of inviting more spam, here’s my signup page: I’ve got si-captcha, Humanity, alternate slug, htaccess tweak, and 2 required profile fields. At this point it’s just getting kind of absurd. There must be some kind of backdoor that’s […]

  • Ted Mann posted on the forum topic BuddyPress Spam in the group How-To and Troubleshooting: 6 years ago

    I deleted the registration.php file (and have the alternate slug). Still getting slammed with spam signups and posts. Switching to the si-captcha plugin (though I suspect that won’t do anything since the spammers are bypassing the reg form). Any other ideas?

  • Ted Mann posted on the forum topic BuddyPress Spam in the group How-To and Troubleshooting: 6 years ago

    I’ve got the Humanity plugin running on our site, with a semi-difficult question. Likewise, I’ve done the htaccess trick, register slug, and so on. Haven’t blocked CURL requests (how do you do that?). I never configured bbpress for our site. Even if I haven’t done that, is it possible that register.php file is still lurking […]

  • Ted Mann posted an update 6 years ago

    @DJPaul Any news on the BuddyPress Achievements front? I’ve been eagerly awaiting version 2.0, but haven’t heard anything about the plugin in a while.

    • It’s coming well. I’ve done a couple of posts on my blog at; let me know if you have any questions.

      sorry I’ve only just seen this here, I forget to check the @ mentions 🙂

  • Ted Mann posted on the forum topic BuddyPress Spam in the group How-To and Troubleshooting: 6 years ago

    Here’s what I don’t understand: All our recent Spam registrations are completely bypassing the BP registration form. I’ve got a tricky Humanity plugin question on there, as well as several required fields. But when I look at the accounts the spammers are creating, they have none of those fields filled out. Is there some kind […]

  • I’ve added the Twitter Button manually to my BP theme, but I can’t seem to figure out what the right template tag is to call the title of a post in the activity stream. Unlike the Facebook button, which goes out and fetches the page title from the shared url, the Twitter button needs you […]

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