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WP Captcha-Free

WP Captcha-Free is a lightweight plugin that blocks automated comment spam without using captcha (image verfication).

6 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 stars
LOVE this plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

I use this on every website I build, professional or personal. Fantastic and really cuts down on spam. Have been using this since my first WP site in 2009 and would recommend it to everyone!

2 stars
Worked fine until WP 3.6
By , for WP 3.6

Upgraded to 3.6 and then it started blocking anyone who was not registered from commenting. My first thought that the failure was due to another plugin that I recently installed, but deactivating that had no effect. I was still getting ENTER YOUR NAME AND EMAIL and ENTER A COMMENT ERRORS no matter what I did or what settings were in place. When I deactivated this plugin, my troubles magically disappeared and all went back to normal. Didn't need it anyway as I have an anti-spam plugin that works very well in blocking spammers.

5 stars
By , for WP 3.6

Used to get 1-2 spam postings per day. Haven't gotten a single one since I installed WP Captcha-Free. I may be targeted by mostly unsophisticated spammers, but this plugin certainly curbed my spam infestation. Super easy install. Highly recommended. Many thanks to the author.

5 stars
Works brilliantly
By , for WP 3.5.1

I stumbled on this a while back and installed it in two WordPress sites I use. It keeps out almost all spammers, and without any captchas to worry about. I love it!

5 stars
Works Fine!
By ,

Since I installed it, I hardly receive any spam any more. And the little rest that comes through, is filtered by Akismet.
However, since there is only once in a while something in the Spam folder, it is easy now to actually read these "comments" and make sure, that no real comment gets deleted accidentally.

5 stars
It seems to work
By ,

You want a spam filter to knock out all the spam but never stop a genuine comment. WP Captcha-Free has knocked out all the spam I was getting, and when I've tested it several times myself or via a friend, the comments were accepted no worries. So it seems to be working perfectly, but of course I can't know for sure if any genuine comments are being stopped.

It is quite invisible to the user, the only thing you notice is a slight delay in a comment being accepted.

I think it's brilliant.

Update: 1 year later, I'm still immensely happy with this plugin!!!

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