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Prevent people from outside the United States from registering?

    • 168 posts
    May 19, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

    Is there anyway to prevent people from outside the United States from registering?

    • 3582 posts
    May 21, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

    This is always a difficult one to solve. So many people can fake an IP that you can hardly ever tell where someone is actually from. However, there are some ways to filter and Cloudflare would probably be your best option as they have a bit more advanced IP checking. They have free and paid versions. I use free on one of my sites. You can check to see if the IP filtering is available on the free plan and set it up so that only US ip addresses are able to reach your site. 

    Other than that, I don't know of a plugin to do it. Perhaps a user verification via SMS or something?

    • 168 posts
    May 21, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

    That's great thanks Donna!  I'll check out cloudfare.

    • 168 posts
    May 23, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

    I have created the US block on cloud flare (although I can't test it).  You really are the best Donna!  xoxoxos

    • 3582 posts
    May 24, 2019 4:21 AM EDT

    Cool! Hope it works for you and thank you!!