Upgrade causing Lots of Fake registrations...

Since I upgraded to the latest version, I am getting lots of emails from fake appointments.

Can someone please look at it?

PS It's been a long time since I signed in - how do i get to my page with my Q&A activity as the list at the right doesn't seem to take me there.

Thanks.
Karen

  • Adam Czajczyk
    • Support Gorilla

    Hello Karen,

    I hope you're having a nice day!

    am getting lots of emails from fake appointments.

    i don't think it's directly related to Appointments+ or WordPress upgrade. Instead I'd rather say that you site has been "picked up" by some bots (there's plenty of 'spam bots' crawling through the web and sooner or later most of the pages get listed). In order to prevent this (and similar) activity I'd suggest these plugins:

    Wordfence Security

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/

    It's a great and complex (free) security suite for WordPress that should also stop a lot of "spammy bots" activity.

    Stop Spammers Spam Prevention

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/

    This is a dedicated "anti-spam" solution that would also help.

    How do i get to my page with my Q&A activity as the list at the right doesn't seem to take me there.

    I'm not exactly sure what do you mean by "the list at the right" as I cannot see any (neither as a visitor nor as a logged-in admin user) but all the questions are on this page (please replace "yourdomain.com" with the real domain of your site):

    https://www.yourdomain.com/questions/

    I hope that helps!

    Kind regards,
    Adam

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