Short description: locks WordPress
® "register" and "login" forms, but allow s2Member
® Pro forms to operate. Note, that even the already registered spammers can not log in - they usually use WordPress
® forms. Locking them out, we protect our blog.
Read more in section "Usage".
Nothing special, just a generic installation from a ZIP file. Then you should go to admin page (Dashboard -> Settings -> KC S2M Pro Login Armor) to continue.
You must set some registration forms, one of "Pro forms" in s2Member® Pro. Plugin will guide you to the exactly page to generate it, then must place that on a page. Which form you will use, depends of what you need, can be "register as free member" or "register as Level #X member". You must activate re-captcha there (plugin again will helps you).
Finally you must set "s2Member® login widget", works in s2Membe® Pro only. Place that widget in a sidebar, or use it with PHP function.
And now all the things are ready.
Nothing you to do, it already works for you. But here is explained the user experience:
A new, non-registered member goes to "register" Pro-form, fills the fields and solve re-captcha there. Then is registered. Can not register by standard "/wp-login.php?action=register" WordPress® link, only by s2Member®'s Pro form.
Registered users still need to log in to be recognized by s2Member®. When an already registered member try to login by "/wp-login.php" link (standard WordPress® login link), can not. Can login only by s2Member®'s login widget.
No captcha on widget - not need, as nobody, who is not registered, can log in here. And because can register only by Pro form (with captcha), no bots will try...
Recap: Bots and spammers can not register, because of re-capcha at your "Register" form. They can not register by usual forms too. Can not force usual login form - they always will get the security message. If try to login by widget, can not (they need account). At other hand humans will not see usual forms - you show them Pro forms only. And no captcha on login form for them. Well, everyone (unless spammers) are happy, so do I :-)
So any login/register actions by WordPress® forms are locked. People will not go there (no link to it on pages), only bots can. The s2Member® Pro forms still works. In this case no need to have a captcha plugin to protect WordPress® forms. Less plugins - faster site.
How to test:
You can try to register new member by going to http://example.com/wp-login.php, then click "Register". Or directly to http://example.com/wp-login.php?action=register. Must see "security check" message. It is here just in case, if this link is bookmarked by your old members. Then register by your Pro form, and with re-captcha, should not be a problem. With registered account try to login (not with admin - they always log in, or you will loose control on your site) at http://example.com/wp-login.php. Should see security message again. But should log in by the widget.
No questions yet, maybe you will ask
Believe me, you really not need screenshots, as there is nothing to do. At admin page stay installation instructions only.