I received an email telling me that a password had been changed for someone on my website. I looked at the Users, which should only be me, but that person was there as a subscriber. They only had a user name and their email, which looked suspicious. Can someone tell me how they were added as a user?

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AbieAJ Premium Plus Featured Comment
Hi

You can change that in settings, untick subscribers.

Settings > General where it says "Membership" untick

see image.
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Siobhan3 Premium
Yeah, I didn't know I had it marked, Thanks!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I am glad. If you believe the other user should not be there, you may delete

And you're very welcome.
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Feochadan Premium Plus
This is someone who has subscribed to your website and will get notified when you post. Trust me, I have experience in this. They probably left a comment or went down to that section and filled it in. YOU WANT THIS!!!

Every time you see that, think ka-Ching! You know how “the money is in the list”? Well, this is a type of list building without an auto responder. Ignore those who have no experience on this.

Check this training out: Darlene
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Siobhan3 Premium
No, there was no comment left. I checked to see before I did anything else. Their email address was strange, it was @nestmoon.com. I will check out the training, though. Thanks!
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Feochadan Premium Plus
They don’t actually need to leave a comment to subscribe to someone’s blog, that’s just where you find it. Plus, who cares what their email is? They can do NOTHING to your site except get notifications that YOU send. They are only users and have no power to do anything on your site.

Don’t you WANT people to get notifications when you post?

Darlene
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LaraCro Premium Plus
Hey :) I agree with Abie :) That's what I would have done :) Thanks
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apache1 Premium Plus
Also to what Phil correctly stated, don't forget if you haven't already, delete that user then clear your cache and refresh your page.
You can also before you log into your website refresh the password there as well just in case.

Wishing you well

Andre
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Siobhan3 Premium
Thanks, yeah I did that already also.
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apache1 Premium Plus
Great to hear have a wonderful weekend and continue being productive Siobhan
Take care
Andre :)
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Siobhan3 Premium
Thank you! You do the same!
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apache1 Premium Plus
You are welcome and thank you as well
Andre :)
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phil1944 Premium
Under Users, do you have Anyone Can Register ticked? If so, that's the issue. Untick it, then delete the unwanted user.
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Siobhan3 Premium
I had apparently ticked it at some point not meaning to. Thanks!
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