Re: How to control spam registration?
Definitely remove the footer link if you haven’t already.
I noticed a issue with spammers using CURL to download /registration so blocked that in .htaccess (It’s been mentioned on a thread somewhere how to)
renaming the slug ‘registration’ is supposed to help.
For me deactivating blog signup improved things significantly. Didn’t need users to be able to register for a blog at initial sign up they can take a blog once they are members.
Despite all efforts and much study and approaches instigated one after the other to gauge effectiveness before adding next one I still am not sure how a few of the automated bots get through, human signups there isn’t much you can do about them apart from delete manually.
All my efforts still result in around 10 signups daily that require dealing with manually.