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SPAM questions (4 posts)

  1. deano6410
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hello everyone, i am new to WordPress and succesfully installed it last night, it is NOT vital to my site that I aloow comments, but i think it would be nice, however, i have read many posts from this forum and it seems spam is going to be a major issue.

    My question is this.......

    Would i be able to set up my blog so that ONLY registered users can post? and if i make it so that the admin manually approves the new registrations & i have one of those code input things i.e "Enter 6478" to continue.

    Would the above work?

    The only problem i can see from the above is if i approve a registration and then it turns out to be a spammer, but ideally i will only allow a select group of my friends to have accounts.

    Will this work? or will the spammers find other ways?

    Thankyou

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The "enter 6478" is known as a captcha and is pretty useless. There is one spammer who has written a "How to get round them".

    http://www.ioerror.us/software/bad-behavior/
    http://unknowngenius.com/blog/wordpress/spam-karma/

    The above 2 plugins will help and you should have no reason to limit users based solely upon spam.

    You say users can post ? did you mean comment as well ?

  3. deano6410
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sorry, i was reffering only to comments. Only i can post, but i would like people to be able comment providing they have a registered account.

    But i dont want to be spending all my time deleting automated spam.

  4. deano6410:
    Spam Karma handles the auto-deletion (or rather marking as spam) of automated spam very well - and will mean you don't have to force all your users to register.

    The only comments that you will need to review/delete are those which make it into moderation as they are possibly spam. This can be done either through the admin ui or via the digest email that you get sent by default at most every 24 hours.

    cheers

    westi

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