Join Jeff Starr for an in-depth discussion in this video Disable user registration, part of WordPress: Developing Secure Sites .
- [Instructor] User registration is one of WordPress'…coolest features.…Out of the box, WordPress makes it easy…for any visitor to register with your site.…This open registration makes sense for some sites…but, for others, not so much.…In this video, we'll look at how to disable…user registration from within the comfort…of the WordPress admin area.…Here on the general settings screen,…we scroll down a bit to find the setting, Membership.…When this setting is enabled,…anyone can register with the site, even bots, spammers,…and other bad actors.…
To see how this works, let's go ahead and enable this option…and then log out of the admin area.…Here on the login page, visitors may now…click the Register link to register with your site…and, by visitors, I mean anyone or anything.…And that's typically what happens…when you allow open registration.…You get tons of spam and other automated nonsense.…So, if you do need to allow open registration,…visit the plug-ins directory and check out some of…the many plug-ins available for stopping registration spam.…
- Backing up and restoring your site
- Setting up strong passwords
- Understanding users and roles
- Choosing trusted plugins and themes
- Changing and recovering passwords
- Configuring authentication keys
- Securing the login page
- Fighting spam in the comments
- Blocking access and detecting hacks
- Building a firewall for WordPress
- Detecting and blocking bots
- Auditing your WordPress security
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Security Essentials
3. Hardening WordPress
4. Improving Security with Plugins
5. Advanced Tips and Tricks
6. Applying Best Practices
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