WPBruiser {no- Captcha anti-Spam}


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


  • WPBruiser - Settings
  • WPBruiser - Security
  • WPBruiser - Security - WhiteList IP Address
  • WPBruiser - Security - BlackList IP Address
  • WPBruiser - WordPress
  • WPBruiser - Tweaking WordPress
  • WPBruiser - Protect Jetpack Contact Form
  • WPBruiser - UltimateMember protection
  • WPBruiser - Other plugins integrations
  • WPBruiser - Report - Blocked Comment
  • WPBruiser - Report - Block IP Address
  • WPBruiser - Report - By Location - Distribution
  • WPBruiser - Detailed Report


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.


How do I know is working?

Just switch the plugin to Test Mode and start testing it yourself. The Administrator will receive email notifications.
If something is not working as expected, a warning message will be shown.

Is WPBruiser safe?

Yes. The algorithm behind the plugin was fully tested and there is no way a spider or robot can spam your sites.

What forms can be secured by using WPBruiser WordPress plugin?

All standard WordPress forms(Login, Register, Comment and Forgot Password) can be secured by using WPBruiser plugin.

Are there any php extensions that need to be activated so this plugin could work?

No. The plugin runs 100% without activating any additional php extensions.

Does WPBruiser help me to block ip of the spammers?

Yes. Starting with WPBruiser version 1.1.0, this feature is available.

Does WPBruiser recognize IPV6 addresses and is it possible to block them?

Yes. Starting with WPBruiser version 1.1.0, IPV6 is recognized and the administrator can block it with a single click.

Why captcha is not user friendly?

Studies shown that visual CAPTCHAs take around 5-10 seconds to complete and audio CAPTCHAs take much longer (around 20-30 seconds) to hear and solve.


2019년 \9월 21일
So according to the plugin description, WPBruiser will protect me from brute force attacks, but according to my logs and the email messages I get about my server load being too high, it seems like it really doesn't. During the past week, my WordPress installations have been under attack twice. According to WPBruiser's internal reports, the attack has been recognized from the very first minute, and the IP was blocked. But in both cases, my systems load average went up to 15 for nearly two hours. How is that possible if the attack was recognized and the IP was blocked? According to the logs, said IP has been hammering the server thousands of times over two hours, always receiving a http 200 "found" response. Which raises the question how exactly does WPBruiser treat blocked IPs? Does it serve bogus content? Empty pages? Is the block failing? And how could I tell? Where is this documented? I've mailed support, but received no reply. Very frustrating, because of course these events give me a bad reputation with my host, and I don't want my account suspended. So now, because of the WPBruiser team not responding, I will have to abandon WPBruiser and look elsewhere. Makes me wonder why I bought one of their paid addons. Not recommended.
2019년 \8월 20일
Hi, My website got hacked (code injections and malicious php files all around), and I could not log in to wp-login.php. After cleaning up my install, I could finally log in when I changed the directory of WPBruiser plugin to a dubious name (to deactivate it). I don't know whether the attacker used WPBruiser to hack my site, if WPBruiser was the source of the hack, or whether the hack simply caused WPBruiser to bug and lock me out. Still, I would advise the community to proceed with caution.
2019년 \7월 22일
Usuários Spam se registravam aos montes todos os dias, coloquei ReCaptcha mas dava problema de login para usuários não spam. Depois de testar inúmeros anti-spam, encontrei esse e resolvi experimentar. Por incrível que pareça desapareceram usuários Spam, no more Spam, finalmente resolvi isso com esse plugin, obrigada mesmo. After testing numerous anti-spam, I found WPBruiser and decided to try it. As incredible as it seems, Spam users have disappeared, no more Spam. I finally solved Spam problem with this plugin, thank you very much.
2019년 \7월 21일
Amazing powerful plugin that does a seamless job of keeping spam and brute force attacks down without Captcha. Love this plugin! I also have the Contact Form 7 extension as well. Excellent customer support. Highly recommended!
2019년 \7월 20일
I used Askimet for a long time. It filters very accurate, but the point is it has no options like forbid comments in Russian. Then I have to review all the spam again and again. This is tedious. Installed the WPBruiser and hope it will help filter spam better than Askimet. But it is not. The plugin just send emails asking you to moderate comments. So at this point, I think the plugin is worse than Askimet. On the good point, it blocks some brute force attack, before that I thought the plugin did not work.
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Contributors & Developers

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– The plugin does not have a valid header issue


– Refreshed Incapsula, Amazon and Cloudflare trusted IPs ranges


– Refreshed Country IPs
– Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
– Refreshed Proxy IPs
– Refreshed Incapsula, Amazon and Cloudflare trusted IPs ranges


  • Fixed fatal error when using PHP 5.3.x


Refreshed Incapsula, Amazon and Cloudflare trusted IPs ranges


– Fixed ajax compatibility with Ultra Community – User Profiles & Membership Plugin

– Introducing new Extension – WPBruiser WPForms Protection


– Refreshed Incapsula, Amazon and Cloudflare trusted IPs ranges


– Refreshed Country IPs
– Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
– Refreshed Proxy IPs
– Compatibility with WordPress 5.1



– Refreshed Country IPs
– Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
– Refreshed Proxy IPs


  • Fixed compatibility with UM 2.X


  • Fixed PHP 7.1.x warnings and compatibility with PHP 7.2


– Fixed the incompatibility with Gravity Forms Extension


– Integrated with HTML Forms Plugin


– PHP7 warnings

– Refreshed Country IPs
– Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
– Refreshed Proxy IPs


  • Fixed the PHP notice issue reported by @devonostendorf[https://wordpress.org/support/topic/php-notice-wpdbprepare-was-called-incorrectly-generated-in-wp-core-v4-8-3/]



* Added integration with Ultra Community Membership plugin

– A plugin vulnerability reported by Wordfence team


– PHP7 warnings

– Refreshed Country IPs
– Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
– Refreshed Proxy IPs


– Prevent oEmbed and WP Rest API user enumeration.


– Compatibility with MailChimp for WP version 4.0.4 and up.



  • Compatibility with MailChimp for WP version 4.0.6 and up
  • Compatibility with WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin
  • Fixed Password reset protection for WooCommerce
  • Refreshed Country IPs



  • Compatibility with Avada theme
  • Refreshed Country IPs
  • Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
  • Refreshed Proxy IPs



  • Fixed the issue when protection for WooCommerce registration form was conflicting with protection for Standard WordPress registration


  • Refreshed Country IPs
  • Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
  • Refreshed Proxy IPs


  • Improved loading speed
  • Improved detection algorithm


– Improved proxy detection feature


  • Refreshed Country IPs
  • Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
  • Refreshed Proxy IPs


  • Ability to register trusted proxy headers
  • Email Notification when a user with Admin Capabilities has signed in

New Premium Extensions


Fixing repository issues


  • Refreshed Country IPs
  • Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
  • Refreshed Proxy IPs


Fixed corrupted files from WordPress Repository



– W3TC refresh cache notice – reported by Todd and roxchou
– bbPress menu disappear when WPBruiser is active – reported by N3k0

– Integration with wpDiscuz
WooCommerce Extension


– Compatibility with Query Monitor plugin
– Block Web Attackers IPs and Block Anonymous Proxy IPs options are getting deactivated
– Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
– Refreshed Proxy IPs


  • Removed jQuery dependency
  • Added protection for Ultimate Member Modal Login
  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.5 for Max Comments Fields Length
  • Refreshed Country IPs
  • Refreshed WebAttackers IPs
  • Refreshed Proxy IPs



  • Ability to set up the Fields Maximum Length for each comment form field
  • Added Extensions page
  • Added languages folder to support translations
  • Added a new filter wpbruiser-scripts-in-head – to explicitly render WPBruiser’s script in head or footer


  • Added IPv4 to country lookup

Introducing premium extensions


  • Removed the MaxMind GeoIP Databases due to the licensing terms violation


  • Fixed MySql error reported by WHSajid


  • Fixed issue when WPBruiser blocks post requests from some Amazon proxy servers
  • Fixed blocked content extra slashes
  • Improved Brute Force attacks detection
  • Refreshed dangerous IPs lists


  • Now GoodByeCaptcha is WPBruiser
  • Fixed Disable Trackbacks/Pingbacks issue reported by sixer
  • Added compatibility with WP Deferred JavaScripts plugin
  • Fixed warning notice reported by Sucuri


– Compatibility with Login With Ajax plugin
– Compatibility with Google Apps Login plugin
– Compatibility with WP-Rocket plugin
– Compatibility with Autoptimize plugin
– Compatibility with Theme My Login plugin


– New admin interface
– Network admin interface
– Brute-Force protection
– White-list IPs
– Black-list IPs
– WordPress tweaks