Anti spam for registration

I would like to protect my DP website against spam registration. Currently I receive one every day (always with email from and I suspect that this 'community' will grow faster. I tried SABRE but it doesn't seem to work with my DirectoryPress configuration. If the plugin is activated submitting the registration causes this error: Fatal error: Call to a member function get_error_code() on a non-object in /.../.../wp-content/plugins/sabre/classes/sabre_class.php on line 322 Can somebody help me with this issue? Or recommend another registration captcha module? Thanks in advance Thomas

Created: July 12, 2013 at 4:03 am
  • In: DirectoryPress
  • Started by: ThomasThomas
  • 7 members left 10 comments
  • Last reply from: MrMr

  • Kyle
    July 12, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Hi Thomas:

    I’m having the same issues, except as you mentioned it gets bad fast. I’ve been using directorypress on my Investment Property website for about 6 months now and while I love it, my registration spam is out of control. Just a few minutes ago I received my 1089th spam registration according to the message counter in my MAIL app.

    I have a CAPCHA plugin and even some other plugin that simply has a picture of a smiley face (name escapes me) and neither work for the registration spam. It’s like they are getting past the DirectoryPress registration screen and to a backdoor of wordpress or something.

    Anyone else know how to handle this?

    Kyle Pearce

    Using and loving DirectoryPress on my US Real Estate website and in the process of setting up my brand new Toronto Real Estate directory website.

  • Thomas
    July 12, 2013 at 5:43 am

    I installed “SI Captcha for WordPress” now and it works properly with my DP regitration form.
    Will see what the protection skills are.


  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    July 12, 2013 at 6:13 am

    thanks for sharing Thomas

  • Gary
    July 22, 2013 at 3:32 am

    I have installed AVH first defense against spam and it kept giving errors like WARNING Missing argument…. when a user tried to register. I have been using Wordfence but since the last update (wordfence update) it is also giving an error when users try to register – see below. Any ideas why this is happening?

    Warning: Missing argument 2 for wordfence::registrationFilter() in /home/weddings/public_html/directory/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/ on line 550

    Warning: Missing argument 3 for wordfence::registrationFilter() in /home/weddings/public_html/directory/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/ on line 550

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/weddings/public_html/directory/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/:550) in /home/weddings/public_html/directory/wp-content/themes/directorypress/PPT/ on line 955

  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    July 22, 2013 at 5:55 am

    the plugin wont with with our theme at the moment, it uses more function arguments than are currently enabled in the theme.

  • Richard Bonk
    Richard Bonk
    July 22, 2013 at 8:10 am

    This has been discussed on many threads and some tested solutions have been posted. Just search the forum.

    Check out these threads:
    Spam Prevention ( Captcha )
    Spam registration
    What is the best way to STOP spam users & listings that bypass the system?

    Kind regards,

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  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    July 22, 2013 at 11:56 am

    thanks Richard

  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    July 22, 2013 at 11:59 am

    i tried the three mentioned above, all i got was plugin errrors;

    Fatal error: Call to a member function get_error_code() on a non-object in F:\SERVER\htdocs\WP\wp-content\plugins\sabre\classes\ on line 322

    and the other two didnt do much better.

  • Mateusz
    January 28, 2015 at 1:20 am

    This plugin seems to work I will give you an update how it goes

  • Mr
    January 28, 2015 at 5:53 am

    I’ve used that same plugin and it seems to have at least reduced spammers. 🙂

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