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Disabling User Registration in WordPress

You might find after putting a WordPress website online, you get various spam user registrations.

Disabling user registration is a sane way to mitigate that, and, add another layer of WordPress security. WordPress user registration is unnecessary for most sites, and disabling & reenabling it only takes a few moments.

How to disable WordPress user registration

  1. Login to your WordPress administrative section.
  2. Navigate to Settings > General
  3. From there, there's an option entitled Membership
  4. Ensure that the Anyone can register option isn't checked.

Tada! All set: You're just a little safer now :)


Last update: 2020-09-28