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Stop Spam Comments

Dead simple and super lightweight anti-spambot WordPress plugin. No captcha, tricky questions or any other user interaction required at all.

8 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 stars
It works and stops spam!
By , for WP 3.8.1

It works and stops a LOT of spam :). Thank you!
I would be interested in buying this extension for a conventional website, not just for WordPress!

5 stars
Simple, effective and easy, but even more effective with some small changes
By , for WP 3.8

After one of our clients became the focus of some very heavy comment spamming (100,000s of attempted comment posts per day), even with the simple "captcha" plugin. This plugin really is dead simple to setup, completely unnoticed by normal users (except for those with no javascript) and stops a very large percentage of spammers. If you are getting hit hard and want to stop even more... a few very small changes make this plugin even better.

Out of the box, potential spam is still stored to the DB in while the "user" is shown the no javascript support message, but marked as spam. Commenting out the line that saves comments when showing that message significantly very significantly reduced the load on our servers.

There also appear to be some scripted spammers out there that know about this plugin, changing the field name and/or changing the key generation algorithm (like appending an md5 hash of the client's ip address to the existing key) stopped all of those.

Perhaps future versions could have those tricks as configuration options?

5 stars
very easy and no more spam!
By , for WP 3.8

I'd been getting a dozen spams a day on two of my sites. We installed "Stop Spam Comments" on one and "Cookies for Comments" on the other. Both worked perfectly. No more spam. Thanks!

5 stars
Fantastic
By ,

This just works. Period.

1 star
Does not work, blocks IP address in spam
By , for WP 3.6

Installed and waited. Still received the same amount of spam as before but noticed it also started hiding the IP addresses in the spam section of my comments on the admin side. Removed and IP addresses are showing up again.

5 stars
It Works!
By ,

One of the other spam blocking plugins we were using on our sites became compromised in the last couple of weeks, so we had to look for a new solution.

Stop Spam Comments has worked great for us so far. It runs in the background with no setup and keeps the spam out of our comment sections.

5 stars
Thank god
By , for WP 3.6

I was using other top rated plugins and although they stopped a lot, still 5 or so daily got through needing me to check. Now with this plugin, no spam at all.

5 stars
good!
By , for WP 3.5.1

It does what it says!

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