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[resolved] Comments closed (5 posts)

  1. frankenstein5d
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all, very inexperienced with WordPress, usually I setup a site then leave it for months at a time, not really blogging.

    Anyway I've suddenly started getting spam on a particular page.
    http://www.georgianbayphotographs.ca/QEparts_blog/?p=54

    Now I could be wrong about this, but if comments are closed, then I shouldn't be receiving system prompts to moderate, right? Which is what I've been getting.

    I guess maybe I'm not understanding things, as I'm actually getting trackbacks, not the same restrictions as comments closed?

    A little guidance would be appreciated. Thanks

    David

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I shouldn't be receiving system prompts to moderate, right?

    Not necessarily. Most spam bots target the comment scripts directly. Try activating Akismet and installing http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/

  3. frankenstein5d
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick response. I'll try the Cookies for Comments.

    Does this work for the trackbacks as well? Or am I still missunderstanding.

    I think of the comments as items added by live readers of the page. Were as trackbacks are external page references from another blog site.

    David

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Cookies for Comments won't work for trackbacks, no.

  5. frankenstein5d
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've signed up for Akismet. I'll see how that goes, they do imply that it works with trackbacks.

    Thanks

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