[Comments +] Question about Comments Plus setup

Hi super knowledge person.

I have setup Comments Plus on my website and it appears to work. (yay, thank you) but now spam bots are creating regular wordpress users on my site. If I turn off the ability for people to register than I also lose the Comments plus logins.

Is there a way I can allow people to log in via Comments Plus and not allow people to create regular old Wordpress accounts?

  • James Morris

    Hello John Harry

    I've just tested this on a fresh install of WordPress with only WPMU DEV Dashboard and Comments+ installed and activated. When I configured Comments+ to use social authentication (Facebook, Twitter and Google+) no user accounts were created on my site in WP Admin -> Users, but the user was able to comment. I tested this with user registration open and closed.

    There is the option to hide the native WordPress option under WP Admin -> Settings -> Comments Plus -> Do not show "Comment with…"

    But in any configuration, this plugin doesn't create a user in WordPress.

    Do you have any other plugins installed that might affect user registration?

    Best regards,

    James Morris

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