WebWoW Captcha

WebWoW CMS has just released a v2 beta which seems great so far. Of course there are a few small bugs, but nothing that breaks functionality… Mostly undefined indexes and the like. I will probably make a few mods and hacks for the CMS as it’s a great project with a nice style and ethos. This simple modification will place a captcha on the registration page to help prevent spam, bots, and fake registrations.

After about 10 minutes of setting the WebWoW CMS I started to get bot registrations indicated by the spammy usernames and lack of activity. I decided to create a small WebWoW CMS Mod to help prevent the influx of spam. Hopefully this will be of use to someone.

Only two files edits are required so it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes to implement.

WebWoW Registration Captcha Mod

webwow captcha mod

Please remember to backup any files before editing!

  1. Open: engine/func/session.php
    • 1a] Find: (about line 324)
    • Change to:
    • 1b] Find: (about line 397)
    • Add below:
  2. Open: engine/modules/register.php
    • 2a] Find: (about line 26)
    • Replace with:
    • 2b] Find: (about line 109)
    • Add below:
  3. Upload captcha/ folder to your site root

Please note: WebWoW CMS was discontinued and the code is no longer available. This post will remain for archive purposes.

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About Adam Davies

General nerd that started playing with web development in 2001.
Before reporting exploits in websites I broke software protection.

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