This is very effective and works great in my site. Simple plugin. But very efficiant plugin.
I tried a few different anti spam, but they just move the comments to the spam folder. This one blocks them completely so no work for me. Real visitors can still comment.
This plugin is also the first plugin I have felt the urge to donate to, so I sent the author a small amount. I urge you to do the same if you find this plugin saves you from spam like it did for me. My time is valuable and each minute I spend going through spam comments is a minute I could have spent building my business. When I'm wealthy (next year?) I'll send more :)
Just an FYI- When I use the easy comment plugin in Firefox (auto fills the comment form) entry fields (e-mail, web page, etc) I get the error that a certain field should be empty. The plugin does not include other form fields so I'm not sure why this happens.
It didn't work at first until I cleared my cache also.
I'll update after a while.
I had been spammed by bots for a few weeks for Longchamp bags, and was disappointed by the fact there was no way to efficiently block keywords such as "Longchamp" (I got about 20-30 such bot comments per day) without having to manually review and delete them in the backend. Akismet does a good job at tagging comments as SPAM, but is very poor for managing them efficiently, in my opinion.
I tried a few other ways and plugins, but anti-spam did the trick! Not a SINGLE spam comment after three days of use, hats off to the developer for one of the easiest-to-use-yet-efficient wordpress-plugin out there :-)
I've been using it since December, 2012 and haven't had a single SPAM comment.
Installed it and spam stopped instantly!
Thanks to this plugin I was able to delete SI Captcha and Anti-Spam Bee, the latter of which was not working in the latest WP update.
Thumbs up for this plugin!
Well, I used to get blitzed with SPAM constantly. Now I don't. Only legit comments get through. I can pretty much stop there, but...
I'm really picky about installing plugins. I prefer less plugins and less bloat. So I resorted to using some referrer tricks, and blacklisting IP's and URL's, and email addresses. None of which did anything. It was like throwing a grape at a Rhino.
It's been several months and it's still working. Which is surprising. I assumed spammers would have figured out a way to beat this by now, to find its blind spot, but it's still stomping my SPAM like an elephant.
I wonder what all those other SPAM plugins are doing with their bloated files and ten thousand configuration settings? Why install those monstrosities (which I was guilty of doing) when this nimble plugin is able to get the job done effectively?
If ever you were asked to define a perfect plugin - this would be it! Just install it and it works as promised out of the box. No need to configure loads of settings, no resultant issues to deal with, etc.
This has overnight brought down my spam from 60-80 mails per day to ZERO. Yes, that's right - ZERO. For the first 2-3 days I was worried whether this was blocking all comments and not just spam, but that has since been proven not to be the case. I am getting genuine comments as usual, but all the machine generated spam is GONE!
All in all - the most perfect plugin I have ever come across!
Plenty of reader comments and no more spam since install a few weeks ago
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