How to Create and Manage Allow and Block Lists using Stop Spammer Registrations

Posted OnJun 6, 2015     CategoryPlugins, Users & Security     CommentsNo comment

The final step of the guide to the Stop Spammer Registrations WordPress plugin will show you how to create and manage the Allow and Block Lists available to users of the plugin.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) From the Admin Panel, scroll down to Stop Spammers >> Allow Lists. The Allow List is used to put IP addresses and email addresses you don’t wish to be blocked.

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Step 3) The Allow Options are used to ensure certain users are not blocked. The first one is Google, which is the biggest search engine in the world and should therefore never be blocked.

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Step 4) You can tick the box marked Generated Allow List to allow the plugin to create a list of responsible IP addresses from all over the world. The next list of Allowed sites include PayPal, Yahoo Merchant Services and Amazon Cloud. These can be ticked and allowed onto the good list.

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Step 5) The Deny List is used to keep spammers from ever logging into your website by locking them out. Add these IP addresses and email addresses into the box as shown below.

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Step 6) There are certain words that are commonly used by spammers, and the plugin creators have compiled a list of these. Tick the box to check spam words, and then add the ones you don’t like to see from the list.

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Step 7) The Bad User Agents list is made up of spammers using badly written software. By ticking the box marked Check Agents, the plugin will check for these. You can add agent strings based on a compiled list shown below, as well.

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Step 8) Top Level Domains (TLDs) can be blocked by adding them to the box below. These can be IP addresses or email addresses, and some of the bad TLDs include .xxx and .xxx.ru, etc.

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This concludes our guide of the Stop Spammer Registrations WordPress plugin.

 


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