Stop Spammer Registrations Feature Overview: Logs, Caching, Threat Scanning and More
The second step in the guide to the Stop Spammer Registrations WordPress plugin will take a look at the features available to users of the plugin, including log reports, caches and more.
Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2) From the Admin Panel, click on Stop Spammers >> Summary. From this page, you can go through the Plugin Functions one-by-one, including Cache, Protection Options, Allow List, Block Options and more.
Step 3) The next feature is the Allow Requests, found at Stop Spammers >> Allow Requests. When users have filled out a form asking to be added to the allow list, they will appear on this page.
Step 4) Head to Stop Spammers >> Log Report to view all the recent activity, including who has been blocked, allowed, log ins and more. You can change the size of the History Log, and use the Clear Activity button to clear it and start again.
Step 5) The cache options can be found at Stop Spammers >> Cache. From here, you can choose the number of bad IP address entries to keep in your history and cache, and set the cache size for the good cache, so that spammers don’t have many opportunities to attempt to register.
Step 6) The Threat Scan found at Stop Spammers >> Threat Scan is used to scan your computer for as many threats as possible. It searches your PHP files for hackers and malicious threats and brings them to your attention so that they can be deleted.
Step 7) Hit the Run Scan button at any time to get started.
Step 8) Head to Stop Spammers >> WP Options to inspect other plugins for suspicious activities that could harm your website. You can change or delete any of these options by going through the long list provided, which shows all of the details of each section, and taking the required actions against them.
Step 9) To test the plugin against an IP address, head to Stop Spammers >> Diagnostics, and enter the IP address, email, author/user, subject and any comments into the box provided.
Step 10) Hit the Test Options button to see if any issues arise under that IP address. Each section should have OK alongside it, if it is clear.
You can display all options and stats at the bottom of the page, and dump them at will. You can repeat the test process for countries, too.
The next step of the guide will focus on How to Configure the Protection Options of Stop Spammer Registrations.