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Error: Wrong anti-spam word (10 posts)

  1. spacekid
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I was testing out the comment box below my posting on my website and an error mesage from WordPress states Error: Wrong anti-spam word shows up.

    What does this mean? If it's something that I need to change in my settings, please let me know because I would like people to post comments.

    I'm not WordPress savvy, so this is all a bit new for me.
    Thanks.

  2. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What sort of anti spam plugins do you have activated?

  3. spacekid
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Good questions, I'm not sure. How do I find out. Is it a settting on Word Press or on my computer?

    Sorry :o(

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Go to the admin screen of your WordPress, and look at the plugins page. Look at the plugins, and figure out which ones are your anti-spam plugins.

    WordPress does not have any anti-spam features by default.

  5. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Look in your wordpress dashboard under the plugins section and see what plugins are activated.

  6. spacekid
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have Akismet active that works like an anti-spam - my previous web designer added somethings, but I don't have any tech support from him anymore. I've been updaing the site myself.

    So, do i neeed to deactive this plugin?

  7. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, Akismet works well and doesn't use an "anti-spam word".

    You have some other anti-spam plugin or modification causing the problem.

  8. spacekid
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #


  9. spacekid
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I only have 4 active plugins

    - Akismet
    - Viper's Video Quick Tags
    - WP - Poll
    - WP- poll widget

  10. spacekid
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Okay, weird - the comment is now working.

    The first time I attemped the comment I had to add an aphanumeric code below.

    The second time, I place my comment and it worked. No aphanumeric code appeard..maybe that's why.

    Oh, well. I think I'm good for now.

    Thanks

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