Stop Spammers

Description

Stop Spammers is an aggressive website defence against comment spam and login attempts. It is capable of performing more than 20 different checks for spam and malicious events and can block spam from over 100 different countries.

Stop Spammers uses multiple methods for detecting spam and may be too aggressive for some websites.

In cases where spam is detected, users are offered a second chance to post their comments or login. Denied requests are presented with a CAPTCHA screen in order to prevent users from being blocked. The CAPTCHA can be configured as OpenCaptcha, Google reCAPTCHA or SolveMedia CAPTCHA. The CAPTCHA will only appear when a user is denied access as a spammer.

Created with a lot of hard work and maintained by Keith P. Graham (from 2010-2017). Thank you Keith.

Maintained (because I love this plugin and want to keep it alive) by Bryan Hadaway (since 2017).

If you also love this plugin and want to see it live on, you can help me maintain it on GitHub.

Installation

Go to “Add New” from your WP admin menu, search for Stop Spammers, and install.

OR

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Upload the plugin to your wp-content/plugins directory.
  3. Activate the plugin.
  4. Under the settings, review options that are enabled. The plugin will operate very well straight out of the box. However, you may wish to update Web Service APIs for reporting spam and change the CAPTCHA settings from the default.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Go to “Add New” from your WP admin menu, search for Stop Spammers, and install.

OR

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Upload the plugin to your wp-content/plugins directory.
  3. Activate the plugin.
  4. Under the settings, review options that are enabled. The plugin will operate very well straight out of the box. However, you may wish to update Web Service APIs for reporting spam and change the CAPTCHA settings from the default.

Reviews

Stops pretty much everything.

I’ve been using this plugin successfully for months now, and it’s been pretty solid. Stops EVERYTHING and has a lot of options. It can be confusing, though. Has some incompatibilities with Jetpack, however, which are a bit frustrating.

Great plugin

I as security use this plugin over a periot of 2 years and found it good, we run a online news-paper that got a lot of fake inlogs on ower redactie-members, but this plugin collect them all and put them in the blacklist. What I like is to put in the IP’s *.*.*.*-*.*.*.* now we use the *.*.*.*/** this works also but is more better.

Powerful – Easy to use – Works as advertised

Powerful – Easy to use – Works as advertised. This plugin really helps to prevent spammers. I installed it primarily to help block spam registrations, and it works great for that. I can see the results in the log report. Clearly works well to help stop spam comments as well.

Outdated (errors with PHP7)

Great plugin before, but now it produces error messages for PHP (version 7) and doesn’t work flawlessly anymore.

It was good for previous versions of PHP.


Edit: fixed, see below

Super Plugin

So far, so good –

I’ve had nearly 200 spam attempts at logging in – all refused entry – and I watched a couple of genuine users logon using the simple arithmetic challenge – all got in.

This plugin makes you feel like god!

Great Plugin but….

The plugin is great and blocks a lot of spammers!
But somehow there are still spammers comming trough.
I checked up the IP’s and looked over to the country and blocked them, but still they continue to try to register on my website….

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Contributors & Developers

“Stop Spammers” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

7.0.5

  • fixed SFS reporting

7.0.4

  • fixed login issue

7.0.3

  • continued general cleanup
  • continued design improvements
  • fixed SFS report messages
  • removed email notifications for admin logins

7.0.2

  • continued general cleanup
  • continued design improvements
  • reorganized menu
  • reintroduced beta features
  • removed add-ons

7.0.1

  • continued general cleanup
  • continued design improvements
  • a few small fixes
  • better menu icon

7.0

  • general cleanup
  • design improvements
  • fixed XSS error
  • transferred control to new developer