Security recommendations

This topic contains 6 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Helen Leach 3 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #444186

    Helen Leach
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    Hi all,
    I have been using WordFence but it appears to have been causing me issues with users trying to register. I have disabled it and am awaiting results from further testing. My question is this…what security plugin is recommended to use with GeoDirectory and is one really needed??

    Cheers in advance,
    Helen

    #444194

    Kor
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    Post count: 16516

    Hi Helen,

    Thanks for your reply. Normally our users would install “captcha” addons for spam prevention. What kind of security are you looking for?

    Thanks!

    #444289

    Helen Leach
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    Post count: 42

    I have been advised to have security to prevent hacking, viruses etc as well as spam prevention.
    Cheers, Helen

    #444312

    Guust
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    Post count: 29970

    This should be sufficient:
    https://wpgeodirectory.com/downloads/gd-recaptcha/
    Complex passwords
    Keep all themes and plugins and WordPress always up to date.

    Thanks

    #444381

    Helen Leach
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    Post count: 42

    Perfect and thank you! I have UsersWP (for the post-registration redirect functionality) and have found in a previous response of yours that

    “Or if you are using UsersWP, you can use the ReCaptcha addon for that plugin: https://userswp.io/downloads/recaptcha/

    I take it I only need this second one then…

    Cheers

    #444401

    Guust
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    Post count: 29970

    The UsersWP reCaptcha will work for registrations and logins, and you can use the GD Recaptcha for things like contacting the listing owners etc. Both plugins have some similarities and some differences.
    Thanks

    #444435

    Helen Leach
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    Post count: 42

    Wonderful and thank you!

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