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How come I receive occasional Comments despite the facility being disabled? (4 posts)

  1. Victor_Delta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My WordPress website has the comment facility turned off. However, very occasionally, on my dashboard and in the comments section I can see that I have received some spam comments. It's not a real problem and they do not show on the website - I just delete them.

    However, just to satisfy my curiosity, how do they arrive given that the comment facility is not enabled?

    If I enable Akismet, should that 'trap' them?

    Thanks.

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The spam bots are accessing the core comment scripts directly.

  3. Victor_Delta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. So will Akismet have any effect?

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes - it should catch most of them. You could also look at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/

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