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Raven
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Sep 4, 2015 - 10:44 am

Hi guys hope you are having a great day so far!

I was wondering if there was a decent method to stop spam registers. The math method does not work and the  Captcha on User Registration where you move the button symbols or elements does not contain the circle placement holder like it does in the forum posting. I can add some pictures if needed.

Thanks for any help in advancedsmile

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Ike
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Sep 4, 2015 - 11:06 am

Hey Raven,

The Captcha used on registration should I think function exactly the same as it does when making a post. I followed your signature link here to your site but it seems as though you just have the math question in place. Could you put the Captcha back on so we can take a look at it in action?

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Raven
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Sep 4, 2015 - 11:24 am

@ike Okay I enabled it. thanks for checking things out. i am assuming its a css and code adaption.

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Ike
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Sep 4, 2015 - 11:48 am

Really odd. It looks like it's not loading the CSS at all from the captcha plugin but if you say the captcha works fine within the forum I would have thought everything should work as intended. Not seeing any errors or problems so to speak so nothing immediately to go on.

Just a couple of things to try, the usual switch to a default WP theme and try disabling WP plugins, as my guess would still be something along those lines is causing the problem. That would at least narrow it down.

The only time I've seen this before was most likely down to some kind of odd server configuration, but it was never confirmed and was the only report as far as I'm aware.

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Raven
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Sep 4, 2015 - 12:10 pm

@ike 

well i have buddypress as the register page. what i am doing for the work around is i use a role editor plug-in as guest to where they can only read and a validating method for accounts. until i change their role to subscriber, you just eventually get tired of checking 50 or more spam registrations each day lol. 

and i know this is not you guys issue. i will hopefully find a sollution.

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Ike
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Sep 4, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Yes you shouldn't have to do that! We might have to wait for Andy or Steve to take a look when they are next on.

Depending on how happy you are to try things like this, it might be worth taking a look at this post..

Otherwise, if using Buddypress for your registration, are there any Buddypress Captchas that might do the job?

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Raven
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Sep 4, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Very true lol, and sounds great. i will put my theme back up then watch this thread also. I will look into the other captcha plug-ins and that link. thanks for taking a look @ike 🙂  I will be around.

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Mr Papa
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Sep 4, 2015 - 7:29 pm

would have to know what action buddypress fires when displaying the form... and then what hook they fire when saving the form...  would have thought they would use the standard wp hooks for the login form, but seems not...

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