Tag Archives: woocommerce

No-Bot Registration 1.3 – Trap those bots

If you’re tired of fake accounts, spam accounts and other useless crap registering on your WordPress website you should get No-Bot Registration and protect your sign up forms with a simple human friendly security question.
Now with added security to trap bots and prevent them from getting through.


  • [new] Bot trap in registration forms
  • [new] Bot trap in comment form
  • [change] Updated dashboard
  • [fix] Improved input filtering for form fields

A new plugin! No-Bot Registration!

Tired of fake accounts, spam accounts and other useless crap creating accounts on your WordPress website? Get No-Bot Registration and protect your sign up forms with a simple human friendly security question.

The questions can be as simple or as complex as you want, you can set multiple questions if you’d like, too.
What about manual account creations? They typically use a certain series of domain name. If you notice a trend of such registrations – Simply block the email address, domain name or even the entire top level domain (tld).

Proven effective

I made this plugin in 2015 or so, and have been using it every since on this website and some others. Originally meant to be used by myself alone. But it’s usefulness is so great I decided to redo a few things, create a proper dashboard and release it so everyone can benefit from it. For me, on my sites, fake account registrations has gone down greatly and those that get through are blocked effectively with the blocklist 🙂

More information on No-Bot Registration is available here: No-Bot Registration!
Or the direct link to WordPress.org: No-Bot Registration on WordPress.org.

Automatic update bug – Fixed, but…

ajdg-logo-compactWhile updating the slug for AdRotate Pro I’ve discovered a bug in the automatic updating system for AdRotate Pro and Merchant E-solutions for WooCommerce. While building the system I never accounted for plugin slugs that have a dash in them. So I happily used dashes elsewhere. This breaks the downloads of updates. Yay! 🙁

AdRotate Pro

WordPress may not see the update for AdRotate Pro 3.18.2. In my tests I would get the update for AdRotate Free or no update at all. On 2 of the 3 sites I tested this on I got no update notification at all.

If you’re missing the update notification or get an update for AdRotate Free instead you should update manually. Accidentally installing AdRotate Free will not break your adverts but will disable the AdRotate Pro features (including having multiple schedules for adverts).

You can do a manual update quickly and easily following this guide – Upgrade AdRotate Pro to a newer version.

Merchant E-Solutions

For Merchant E-Solutions things are a bit more straightforward. The plugin already has the right slugs. Now that the update server can understand the ‘merchant-esolutions’ slug updates will be offered as advertised.

When running into trouble

If you’re having trouble with updating to AdRotate Pro version 3.18.2 or Merchant E-Solutions version 1.0.1. Let me know as soon as possible via the contact form.

Include any errors or notifications you saw while updating. Also create/share an admin account for your WordPress dashboard and a (s)FTP login so I can go in and fix things quickly. Sending complete and accurate information will get this sorted faster.

Golden skies!

If you’re on a boat at the right time, you may see this.