Asks commenters to complete a simple CAPTCHA if they don't have a previously approved comment, or if Akismet thinks their comment is spam.
1000+ spam comments per day and now zero. Great plugin!
Akismet does a great job of filtering spam comments; however, it still keeps the spam comments in the database. I was getting about 1,000 spam comments per day before I installed Conditional Captcha. I configured Conditional Captcha to immediately delete all comments that failed the captcha test, now I have zero spam comments making it into my database! Good job with this plugin.
I love it, because it sits invisible in the background until the moment one presses the submit button (comment). I use the Priimo Theme and it works great. Thank you very much!
Brilliant plugin! I love that most people won't have to fill in the captcha, and only suspicious comments are forced to do it. Works great!
I say "nearly perfect" only because nothing is perfect.
I run a pretty busy blog site -- with an average of 6,000 or so visitors a day. Akismet was excellent for flagging spam and learned to be nearly 100% accurate. But Akismet only puts the comments in a spam bin which has to be emptied, and we were getting hundreds of spam comments a day by October 2012. I was desperate and tried a number of different plugins that were supposed to solve the problem -- some claiming to be the all-in-one solution that would ensure that we would never see spam again, because the plugin would delete them. One boasted that there were "zero false positives," but I tested it and found that perfectly good comments could get lost with that plugin. (The author got quite upset with me when I pointed this out.)
Then I installed Conditional Captcha and set it to auto-delete spam that did not pass its test. Eight months later, I am still very pleased. We get the occasional spam that is manually submitted. The human spammer will fill out the Captcha, and the comment will end up in our spam bin. But we don't get more than a dozen or so a month, as opposed to hundreds a day.
Probably the two best things about this solution are
1) our legitimate visitors never have to fill out a CAPTCHA. (I dislike filling out CAPTCHAS!! How about you?) Neither do they have to check a box saying they are not a spammer. ;)
2) we do not give control over to a plugin that could block legitimate comments. Any comments that could possibly be legit will land in our spam bin to be manually deleted.
If you have a spam problem, I highly recommend the combination of Akisment and Conditional Captcha.
I tried few captcha plugin before, but without success. When I download Conditional CAPTCHA I get what I want in few clicks. I totally satisfied.
I tried a total of three different CAPTCHA plugins and this was by far the best. Look no further - use Conditional CAPTCHA.
Conditional CAPTCHA for WordPress
I give the idea 5 stars, and I haven't even used it yet.
I have comments, registration and login disabled at my site. But, I have a Postcards plugin that desperately needs a captcha:
I wonder if your plugin could "reach" other plugins that don't have captchas, in order to add them?
Is it even possible to do this; if so, I would suggest it as a highly useful addition.
I love it! It works perfectly, exactly what I was looking for. Thanks to the author.
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