Feature #3692


Tighten registration security on

Added by Matt Gold over 9 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

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Hi Boone,

Can you please see if there are a few simple steps (CAPTCHAs, etc) that we can take to make the sign-up process on a bit more resistant to spammers?

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Updated by Raymond Hoh over 9 years ago

There is already a BP registration honeypot plugin running on

Here are some other suggestions:

Cookies For Comments + Cookies For Logins / BuddyPress:

This is a lightweight combo that is in use on the Commons. Try this first.

This works by needing the user to click on an unlock button, which then requires the web browser to solve some mathematical sets and unlocks the form for submission afterwards. This is designed to slow down spammers and to prevent them from performing a brute force attack.

Test out the demo here:

The WP plugin for supports BP's registration page:

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Updated by Matt Gold over 9 years ago

Many thanks, Ray.

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Updated by Boone Gorges over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

Thanks for the suggestions, Ray! The cookie plugins are added in and are live on the site. I've also hacked together CAPTCHA protection, which is replacing the humanity check

Going to mark this resolved. Please reopen if we continue to have problems (though if we do, it's likely that automated solutions won't help much).


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