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Spambots and Search Engines (2 posts)

  1. robertallen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi all,

    When you uncheck "Disallow Comments" on pages will this prevent Spambots from commenting? I disabled the comment code on the back end of page.php but they still get through somehow. Akismet does a good job, but we still get quite a bunch each month.

    Also when you mark a page or post as "Private" does the Search Engines still crawl them, and if people have the URL will they see them?

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

    will this prevent Spambots from commenting?

    No. The bots will still access the core comment scripts directly. Try installing http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/ as well as running Akismet.

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