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Comment Blacklist and Moderation (11 posts)

  1. Scatmanat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can anyone tell me why comments still keep showing up even though I add either the URL, IP address, or email to my blacklist? Sometimes I include all three.

    Is there a delay in WP where I'll continue to get them until it updates? I get almost a hundred spam comments a day and it takes a lot of time to sort them, blacklist them, etc.

    Any help would be great.

  2. threestyler
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Install the Akismet plugin?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/

  3. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You might have a bad theme. Which theme are you using?

  4. Scatmanat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I installed my Akismet API key as it wasn't already.

    My theme is Star Blog 1.0.1 by PremiumWP, though I'm switch to a new server and theme WPZOOM Zenko

    Akismet is working but only so well.

    I noticed spammers take the same URL and add a word in front of it. Example

    good.http://www.listadeemail.org
    have.http://www.listadeemail.org
    http://www.listadeemail.org
    it.http://www.listadeemail.org
    lot.http://www.listadeemail.org
    page.http://www.listadeemail.org
    please?http://www.listadeemail.org
    post!!!http://www.listadeemail.org
    post.http://www.listadeemail.org
    regards.http://www.listadeemail.org
    right?http://www.listadeemail.org
    sharing.http://www.listadeemail.org
    thanks.http://www.listadeemail.org
    things.http://www.listadeemail.org
    this.http://www.listadeemail.org
    up.http://www.listadeemail.org
    visitors.http://www.listadeemail.org
    worker.http://www.listadeemail.org

    So is there a way to isolate the URL so I don't have to add every word in the English language. As it would appear spammers have more time than I do.

  5. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just listing this should stop all of those:

    listadeemail.org

    The way the built in WordPress blacklist/moderation list works is that it accounts for that above and anything characters connected to the left or right of it.

  6. Scatmanat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I already have it listed like http://www.listadeemail.org. I have just listed it as you suggested and will see what happens.

  7. Scatmanat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    bancofiat.net this is on my list and I just got a comment with it in it.

    i’m very glad i found your site. http://www.bancofiat.net

    Can you explain why it's not filtering this out?

    Thanks

  8. themes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    if I understand you right ... for what so many movings with akismet if you can block any unwanted word in wp settings, tab discussion.

    Comment Blacklist

    When a comment contains any of these words in its content, name, URL, e-mail, or IP, it will be marked as spam.

  9. themes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    if I understand you right ... for what so many movings with akismet if you can block any unwanted word in wp settings, tab discussion.

    Comment Blacklist

    When a comment contains any of these words in its content, name, URL, e-mail, or IP, it will be marked as spam.

  10. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Scatmanat wrote:

    bancofiat.net this is on my list and I just got a comment with it in it.

    i’m very glad i found your site. http://www.bancofiat.net

    Can you explain why it's not filtering this out?

    It should have blocked it.

    Until you can figure out why it's not blocking what you put in the list, these two plugins along with Akismet are recommended by the forum mods:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bad-behavior/

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/

    You could try these plugins as well:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-moderation/

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-ban/

    (Only thing that I can think that could be causing your comment moderation/blacklist not to work is your theme or a plugin.)

  11. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you're comfortable and knowledgeable with .htaccess (and your setup allows its usage) you could put this in your .htaccess

    # Block spam that targets wp-comments-post.php directly
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} wp-comments-post\.php
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^https?://([^.]+\.)?example\.com [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$
    RewriteRule .* - [F]

    Replace example.com with your domain.

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