Ban Hammer

Prevent people from registering via your comment moderation blacklist.

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We’ve all had this problem: a group of spammers from mail.ru are registering to your blog, but you want to keep registration open. How do you kill the spammers without bothering your clientele? While you could edit your theme’s functions.php and block the domain, once you get past a few bad eggs, you have to escalate. Ban Hammer helps you do that by preventing unwanted users from registering. On a single install of WordPress, instead of using its own database table, Ban Hammer pulls from your list of prohibited emails from the Comment Blacklist feature, native to WordPress. Since emails never equal IP addresses, it simply skips over and ignores them. On a network instance, there’s a network wide setting for banned emails and domains. This means you only have one place to update and maintain your blocked list. When a listed user attempts to register, they get a customizable message that they cannot register. For advanced documentation, including how to use on WooCommerce, please visit the Ban Hammer Wiki. Development Wiki Donate Privacy Policy This plugin does not track data outside of what WordPress already collects. It utilizes the submitted email address to validate the domain and compares it to the list of prohibited domains and emails. No additional data is processed. Credits Ban Hammer is a very weird...

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  • Minimal impact on memory usage The memory usage of this plugin is less than the average memory usage of other plugins on WordPress.org + 200KB. Check FAQ for more.
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  • Minimal impact on pagespeed The impact of this plugin on PageSpeed is less than the average impact of other plugins on WordPress.org + 1000 milliseconds
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  • No Javascript issues WP Hive automated test found no JavaScrip error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • Latest PHP 7.4.8 compatible The latest version of the plugin is compatible with the latest PHP version
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  • Latest WordPress 5.7 compatible The latest version of the plugin is compatible with the latest PHP version
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  • Optimized database footprint The plugin creates less than 50 database tables
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  • No activation errors WP Hive automated test found no activation error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • No resource errors WP Hive automated test found no resource error/s while trying this plugin on our server
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  • Frequently updated The plugin was updated at least once in the last 90 days
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    • The database server is MySQL 8.0.15 and the default PHP memory limit is 256MB.
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    About Ban Hammer

    Description

    We’ve all had this problem: a group of spammers from mail.ru are registering to your blog, but you want to keep registration open. How do you kill the spammers without bothering your clientele? While you could edit your theme’s functions.php and block the domain, once you get past a few bad eggs, you have to escalate. Ban Hammer helps you....

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    Performance

    Memory Usage

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    Page Speed

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    - 0.17s
    /(front page)
    - 0.12s
    /wp-admin/edit-comments.php
    - 0s
    /wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
    - 0.12s
    /wp-admin/edit.php
    + 0.01s
    /wp-admin/index.php
    - 0.02s
    /wp-admin/media-new.php
    - 0.02s
    /wp-admin/options-discussion.php
    + 0.03s
    /wp-admin/options-writing.php
    - 0.02s
    /wp-admin/post-new.php
    - 0.95s
    /wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
    - 0.45s
    /wp-admin/upload.php
    - 0.15s
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    + 13.37KB
    / (front page)
    - 6.17KB
    /wp-admin/edit-comments.php
    + 2.38KB
    /wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
    + 2.52KB
    /wp-admin/edit.php
    + 3.03KB
    /wp-admin/index.php
    + 3.03KB
    /wp-admin/media-new.php
    + 2.41KB
    /wp-admin/options-discussion.php
    + 2.48KB
    /wp-admin/options-writing.php
    - 1.63KB
    /wp-admin/post-new.php
    + 4.51KB
    /wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
    + 3.46KB
    /wp-admin/upload.php
    + 2.38KB
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