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  1. Garth Mortensen

    For the record, I’ve had a plugin that does this for awhile. Unfortunately, life events have kept me from getting it updated, but it still does the job nicely.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/seriously-simple-spam-blocker/#description (I adopted this one from Hugh Lashbrooke.)

    The thing I like about this new plugin is that it does the reporting back to Stop Forum Spam. That’s a feature I’ve wanted to get written but haven’t had the time. Props to Leland!

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  2. Tara Claeys

    I just had this happen on a client site last week – this was the first time I had ever experienced spam user registration. I turned off the “Anyone Can Register” option, but it’s great to know now there is a plugin to help with this issue.

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  3. John

    It would be interesting to know what this plugin does better than WP Spamshield – which is already a life saver and works like magic.

    WP Spamshield has been around since many years and uses a different DB but the result is quite close to 100% blocked spam registrations, comments or contact mails before they reach your server’s DB. So, what for another plugin?

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    • Leland Fiegel

      If an anti-spam plugin does not integrate with Stop Forum Spam, then Stop Signup Spam might be considered as a supplemental solution.

      But it is not intended to be an all-in-one spam protection solution (blog comments, contact forms, and user registrations) like WP-SpamShield.

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  4. Ciprian

    The plugin looks simple enough and there is a huge opportunity to further develop it, by adding various other spam databases and just switch them in a settings page or in the code.

    That being said, I have made a pull request and changed the API URL to HTTPS.

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    • Leland Fiegel

      Thank you Ciprian. I’ve accepted the pull request and updated it on WordPress.org.

      Should’ve probably had that initially, but looking over each other’s code is what open source is all about. :)

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  5. Jez

    Stop Spammers Spam Control has just had a big update, includes stop forum spam look ups and others:

    https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/

    That said, doesn’t seem to work with Jetpack so will check out WP Spamshield suggested above.

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    • Leland Fiegel

      Interesting, this is the exact plugin with a “dead link” that I referenced in the article. I probably wouldn’t have even made Stop Signup Spam at all if I had started just a day or so later.

      Oh well, glad to see the plugin is revived anyway. Can never have too many anti-spam plugins. :)

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