This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Comment Redlist


Comment Redlist is a WordPress plugin that blocks comment spam before it is inserted into your database.

Manage your Comment Redlist settings on the Settings > Discussion page, or on the plugin’s dedicated options page, located in the Settings menu.

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Features include:

  • Comments blocked by word, character sequence, or IP address.
  • Blocked comments can be logged for debugging or your general information.
  • Optional javascript alert informs site visitor if Comment Redlist will detect their submission as spam.
  • Optional setting provides spammer with zero feedback, instead of an error message.
  • Optional form tokens use cookies (PHP session) to confirm a legitimate post.
  • Optional setting restricts comments to US keyboard characters, or any regular expression.
  • Optional setting removes your comment form’s Website field, and blocks any comment that contains one.


  1. Use the auto-installer or upload entire plugin to /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Change settings in new Settings->Comment Redlist or Settings->Discussion page.


Who is this plugin aimed at?

This plugin is aimed at nearly every WordPress user. Nobody wants spam.

Why are there no Questions here?

Because no-one has asked me.. Ask me a question by going to the Brian’s Web Design Contact Page

Contributors & Developers

“Comment Redlist” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Serbian language translation files added


  • Spanish language translation fixed


  • Spanish language translation files added


  • Debug mode now enabled via options page / settings page. Previously only set as private class member.
  • Session cookie name for token usage now changed via options page / settings page. Previously set in lang.php.


  • Existing feature that blocks submissions with Website field now will remove the field if it has not already been removed. Technically it is replacing it with a hidden form field, which is a perfect trap for many bots.


  • Fixed dedicated options form. Uskeys removed, URL added back in.


  • Better options for character restriction
  • Fixed bug where all error messages were the same


  • Initial Commit to SVN