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Spam Blocking (2 posts)

  1. DrEarlRSmithII
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have been getting spam through one of my sites. At first I thought that it was coming through the comment form at the end of each post. I did close down the un-gated comment form - thought that it would stop the flow of spam - but it did not. Apparently that is a hole in WordPress that allows spammers to send comments without the form - a real problem with this kind of open source stuff. Neither SlimStat nor Akismet gives me any indication of how they are doing it - where the access is. Any ideas as to how I can find the tracks in the snow?

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It's trackback spam. You can turn trackbacks off in admin but it does have many benefits.
    Install Bad Behavior. In conjunction with Akismet it will stop the spam.

    You said - "Apparently that is a hole in WordPress that allows spammers to send comments without the form - a real problem with this kind of open source stuff."

    Blanket condemnations nor hysteria helps. A little searching goes a long way.

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