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closed comments still get spam (4 posts)

  1. nunomira
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was getting a lot of spam lately, so I closed the comments for all past post by running a MySQL query.
    All the comments are now closed, and I still get spam.

    I've searched..., found similar posts, but I guess I did what I was supposed to do.
    Couldn't solve the problem.
    (I have disabled comments, but comments continue to be posted.
    in
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam)

    Latest version installed.

    Any thoughts?

  2. minex
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    FWIW, I'm running into this exact same problem. I've gone through all my posts and unchecked the "allow comments" option. In fact, this appears to work because when I go into the comments section of a post, it tells me that "Comments are closed". Howeveer, I'm still receiving spam. There must be another entry point for posting comments that I'm missing...

  3. minex
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    P.S., I'm running version 1.5.2 of WordPress.

  4. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You are receiving trackback spam. There are plenty of anti-trackback spam plugins here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Spam_Tools#Trackback_Spam

    I recommend either Bad Behavior or Spam Karma.

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