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How to disable user registration within Wordpress and prevent spam/reputation issues
Posted by WestNIC Support on 19 January 2017 05:53 PM

Most Wordpress websites are being attacked by registration bots which create large amount of spam. Email accounts may be affected because reputation level decreases with every single "registration link" sent to recipient without permission. Please login to Wordpress admin then disable registration OR

Quick fix:

1. Login to cPanel > PHPMyAdmin > select data base, go to wordpress options then replace 1 with 0 in front of "users_can_register"

2. Press GO to save.

3. Make sure that users cannot be registered: domain.com/wp-login.php?action=register. It should display an error "User registration is currently not allowed".

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