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SpotBot aids in controlling spam before it clutters up your server. It stops bots in their tracks before they have a chance to post or force post.

  1. Download the spotbot zip from the wordpress plugins directory
  2. Extract the `spotbot` directory from the zip
  3. Upload the `spotbot` directory to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  5. Apply for a BotScout API key from here http://botscout.com/getkey.htm
  6. After you have recieved your key, go to the 'Settings' submenu in SpotBot
  7. Paste the key you recieved from BotScout in the API Key textbox and click 'Check it!'
    • If 'Check it!' turns into a green 'OK!', save via the button at the bottom.
    • If 'Check it!' turns into a red 'INVALID!' verify that your key is correct. If it IS correct try again later.
  8. Set your custom Warning HTML message when 'bots' view the comment or login forms. This message can be composed of any HTML formatting.

Requires: 3.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.7.17
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: Less than 10


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