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¶
- Login to your WordPress administrative section.
- Navigate to Settings > General
- From there, there's an option entitled
- Ensure that the
Anyone can registeroption isn't checked.
Tada! All set: You're just a little safer now :)