WPBruiser {no- Captcha anti-Spam}

WPBruiser {no- Captcha anti-Spam} | Mihai Chelaru


WPBruiser (formerly GoodBye Captcha) is an anti-spam and security plugin based on algorithms that identify spam bots without any annoying and hard to read captcha images.

WPBruiser completely eliminates spam-bot signups, spam comments, even brute force attacks, the second you install it on your WordPress website. It is completely invisible to the end-user – no need to ever fill out a Captcha or other “human-detection” field ever again – and it just works!

Unlike other anti-spam plugins, which detect spam comments and signups after the fact and move them to your spam folder, which you then have to delete – using up not only your website’s resources, but your time as well, WPBruiser prevents the bots from leaving spam in the first place. The result is that your site is not only spam free, it’s faster and more secure.

In addition, WPBruiser is completely self-contained and does not need to connect to any outside service. Your logins remain yours, 100%.

WPBruiser fights Brute Force attacks and eliminates spam-bots on comments, signup pages as well as login and password reset pages. At the click of a button, you can decide which forms to protect.

Summary of WPBruiser features

  • Standard WordPress Login form integration
  • Standard WordPress Register form integration
  • Standard WordPress Forgot Password form integration
  • Standard WordPress Comments form integration
  • Ability to set the maximum number of characters for each comment field
  • Logging with the ability to enable/disable it
  • Automatically Block IP Addresses
  • Automatically purge logs older than a certain number of days
  • Manually white-list trusted IP Address (IPV4 and IPV6)
  • Manually block/unblock IP Addresses (IPV4 and IPV6)
  • Properly detects client IP Address when using CloudFlare, Incapsula, Cloudfront, RackSpace, Sucuri CloudProxy, AWS ELB
  • Provides statistics, reports, maps and charts with all blocked spam attempts
  • No requests to external APIs
  • Can be switched to “Test Mode” – for testing
  • Compatible with WordPress Multisite – network admin interface ready
  • Compatible with cache plugins (WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache, ZenCache, WP Fastest Cache and others)
  • Invisible for end users (works in the background)
  • Does not affect page loading times

Brute Force Protection

  • Automatically detects Brute Force attacks
  • Ability to automatically block IP Addresses
  • Prevents User Enumeration
  • Ability to block most dangerous IP addresses involved in brute force attacks
  • Ability to block most dangerous Anonymous Proxy IP addresses including TOR Networks, TOR Nodes and TOR Exit Points
  • Ability to Completely Disable XML-RPC service – it seamlessly works with Jetpack plugin activated
  • Ability to Disable XML-RPC Pingbacks
  • Email notifications when a Brute Force Attack is detected

WPBruiser Available Extensions

WPBruiser is integrated with the most popular plugins

Contact Forms Extensions
Membership Extensions
eCommerce Extensions
Email Subscriptions Extensions

View all WPBruiser Extensions

WPBruiser is also integrated with the following plugins:

  • Postmatic (https://wordpress.org/plugins/postmatic)
    WPBruiser offers protection for the entire email commenting system

  • Epoch (https://wordpress.org/plugins/epoch)
    WPBruiser offers protection for the entire chat and commenting system

  • wpDiscuz (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpdiscuz/)
    WPBruiser offers protection for the entire commenting system

  • MailChimp for WordPress (https://wordpress.org/plugins/mailchimp-for-wp)
    WPBruiser offers protection for all forms the user will create with MailChimp

  • Ultimate Member (https://wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-member)
    WPBruiser offers protection for Login, Registration and Reset Password forms

  • Jetpack by WordPress (https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack)
    WPBruiser offers protection for JetPack Contact Form

  • ZM Ajax Login & Register (https://wordpress.org/plugins/zm-ajax-login-register)
    WPBruiser offers protection for Login and Registration forms

  • Login With Ajax (https://wordpress.org/plugins/login-with-ajax)
    WPBruiser offers protection for Login, Registration and Lost Password forms

  • WP User Control (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-user-control)
    WPBruiser offers protection for Login, Registration and Lost Password forms

  • PlanSo Forms (https://wordpress.org/plugins/planso-forms/)
    WPBruiser offers protection for all forms

  • Theme My Login (https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-my-login)
    WPBruiser offers protection for Login, Registration and Lost Password forms

  • Seamless Donations (https://wordpress.org/plugins/seamless-donations)
    WPBruiser offers protection for the donation form

Technical support

If you notice any problems by using this plugin, please notify us and we will investigate and fix the issues. Ideally your request should contain: URL of the website (if your site is public), Php version, WordPress version and all the steps in order to replicate the issue (if you are able to reproduce it somehow)


If you find this plugin useful, please consider making a small donation. Thank you


Option 1

  1. Download the zip file from WordPress plugin directory,
  2. Unzip and upload all the files to the /wp-content/plugins/goodbye-captcha/ folder from your server,
  3. Activate the plugin from WordPress Dashboard

Option 2

  1. Download the zip file from WordPress plugin directory,
  2. Login into the administration panel,
  3. Go to Plugins –> Add New –> Upload,
  4. Click Choose File (Browse) and select the downloaded zip file,
  5. Activate WPBruiser plugin

Option 3

  1. Login into your WordPress site,
  2. Choose Plugins –> Add New,
  3. Search for WPBruiser,
  4. In the results page, click Install Now. (depending on your server, you might need to provide credentials for download),
  5. Activate WPBruiser

After installation, a WPBruiser menu item will appear in the Settings section. Click on this in order to view plugin’s administration page.

Plugin author

Mihai Chelaru

Plugin official website address

If you encounter problems in using the WPBruiser {no- Captcha anti-Spam} plugin, you can comment below, and I will try my best to help you solve the problem

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