WordPress registration forms are one of the most essential elements of any membership website. They help you in generating leads and creating brand recognition.
But if the forms are not secured, they can cause major security threats to your website. According to statistics, about 30,000 websites are hacked on an average every day. The hackers and spammers can cause vulnerabilities, upload malicious content, and even inject SQL injections that would put yours as well as your users’ data at a risk.
The question is: What can you do to make your online form secure and keep if safe from the prying eyes?
How to Secure Your Registration Forms using Pie Register
To build secure registration forms, Pie Register offers various features and add-ons to keep your website data protected from spammers, fake sign-ups, and bots.
Here is how you can secure your forms using Pie Register:
How would you identify if the registered user is a real human or a bot in an online registration form? The truth is you can’t because all the traffic coming to your website looks the same.
Pie Register allows you to set up CAPTCHAs, a security system designed to pick out computers and bots, making it easy to distinguish between a real human and a machine. It helps you stop the flow of automated bots bogging down your website and making them slow.
With Pie Register, you can set up reCAPTCHA, Math CAPTCHA, no CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA, and Honey Pot on Login and Forget Password forms to make sure no bots manage to get into your website.
Verify and Moderate User Registrations
Imagine being trolled by spam users taking over your website, adding inappropriate comments, or jamming your user posts? The threat of spammers and fake sign-ups breaking your site is real. Luckily Pie Register lets you Verify and Moderate the user registration process hassle-free.
Here is what the Verify and Moderate feature have to offer:
- You can protect your website from fake sign-ups by asking users to verify their email addresses.
- Admin can also verify the users through the WordPress dashboard where all the unverified users are maintained under the Admin panel.
- Set up a Grace period- time limit within which the user account must be verified, otherwise the account is terminated.
- Set up a process for verification of Change in the email address, by authenticating a request to the old email address to verify the new one.
Sometimes, the website content is meant to be exclusive and you do not want every other person getting registered to your website. Invitation codes can be extremely useful in these circumstances.
Pie Register’s Invitation Code feature helps to keep your website content exclusive and secure, protecting it from unwanted registrations and fake sign-ups.
You can set up raw codes manually or choose to auto-generate the codes, set the usage limit, expiry date, and even import the codes. Admin can send invitational emails to the users with codes to keep the registration restricted and keep a track of the used codes through the Invitation Tracking Board Widget.
Additionally, you can also create and send the Invitation codes through the Pie Register Admin Helper Application without logging into your WordPress dashboard.
Customizable Login Security
User accounts having weak passwords often become the target of Brute Force Attacks, a simple hacking trick where the attacker makes an infinite number of attempts to guess a password with the help of automated tools or bots. This simple attack can be the base of a large scale cyber-attack or cause highly sensitive information leaks.
One of the ways to control these kinds of attacks is through Pie Register’s Customizable Login Security. This feature helps you throw CAPTCHA on multiple failed login attempts as well as locking the user accounts. In both cases, admin can customize the settings as per their security policy.
Timed Form Submissions
Filling out a form usually takes around 3-5 seconds by a normal person even if they are using the auto-complete action, whereas a bot will instantly fill out all the input fields in practically no time.
Pie Register’s Timed Form Submission feature allows you to define the time in seconds for the users getting registered on your website. If the form is submitted within the defined time or less, it gets rejected automatically and is presumed to be filled by a bot instead of a real human being.
There can be several situations where the only possible solution to secure your website is through Blocking the users. The most common being the spammers, possible bots, or trolls.
Pie Register allows you to Block Users on your website through their username, email, or IP address individually. Certain IP addresses can also be blocked automatically based on the security setting set up by the admins under the Customizable Login security feature.
Sometimes you need to allow users to add attachments with the forms that are vital for the registration process. It helps you collect additional information from the users and learn more about them. But the File upload field can be a haven for the attackers to upload harmful content to your website.
To ensure secure uploads, Pie Register’s File Upload Feature lets you restrict the type of file as well as set limitations for file size. This reduces the possibilities for the hackers to upload harmful files on your registration forms.
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That’s it! Your online registration forms are now secured with the Pie Register plugin. Just install the plugin and play around with whatever features you think would suit best to your requirements.
We hope this article was a helpful resource for you. If you have any questions, you can always reach out to us or let us know in the comments below. We’d be more than happy to help.
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