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[resolved] Unauthorized Comment Spam (3 posts)

  1. adamthedog
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    In my installations of WordPress 2.0.5, I have been receiving comment spam on posts. This is unusual, as I have disallowed comments without user registration/login. How are spammers bypassing this security mechanism?

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That would most likely be trackback spam. You can read a bit more about trackbacks here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging#Managing_Comments

    The spam aspect is best treated with plugins:

    <standard spam message>

    Install and activate Akismet -or- Spam Karma 2.
    Then install and activate Bad Behavior.

    http://akismet.com/
    http://unknowngenius.com/blog/wordpress/spam-karma/
    http://homelandstupidity.us/software/bad-behavior/

    For those who struggle with the Akismet
    directions: http://wordpress.com/api-keys/

    </standard spam message>

  3. adamthedog
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I thought that's what it was, too, so I deactivated trackbacks. But it still happens!

    EDIT: Ah, I forgot to change the individual post options--I didn't set each post to disallow pings. We'll see if that works. Thanks for the help!

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