One problem plaguing WordPress membership sites is spam user registration, which can also be referred to as user registration spam or spam bot registration. This occurs when user accounts that are spammy are being created at regular interval.
If your WordPress site allow users to register, it’s probably vulnerable to spammers. In this article, we’ll show you 5 ways to easily eliminate or stop spam registration in WordPress.
If your website doesn’t have a need for user signups, disable WordPress user registration so you don’t have to deal with spam users by navigating to Settings >> General and ensure Anyone can register isn’t checked in “Membership”.
Let’s go over the ways we can stop spam registrations with ProfilePress WordPress plugin.
1. Default Registration Page Redirect
The default signup of WordPress located at https://yoursite.com/wp-login.php?action=register is often a target for spammers and bots as they are programmed to go looking for that link to register fake users.
One efficient way of stopping spam registration is by redirecting requests from the default register page to a custom registration form page.