Comments on my website pages (6 posts)

  1. montaya
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have been getting a lot comments which are basically a spam type comments made by people around the world, mostly it is people who have websites with something to sell and I assume if I approve them I will give them a link back to their website with no link going to my site. Is their any advantages in approving them as comments or should I just keep deleting them as spam ?
    Any suggestions ?

  2. Gabe Young
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You should have a spam blocker installed so they go to spam immediately. I would start with Akismet and see how it goes.

    And don't approve them as comments.

  3. montaya
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for that, but I do have Akismet installed and activated, they do get past Akismet, maybe I need to reconfig it.
    Most of the comments seem harmless, but I will leave them unapproved or deleted.

  4. Gabe Young
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you can unapprove or delete, then it sounds like you're looking at them in the spam folder.

    Regardless, check your Akismet stats from admin. It should block an overwhelming percentage of spam by default.

  5. nibbs33
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hi, i have exactly the same problem. I use wordpress but i have my own hosted website if you know what i mean. I am getting 10 spam comments a day. Is this a wordress issue or is it a server/host issue??
    please help

  6. It's ... spam.

    Use Akismet to stop them, or Cookies for Comments, or Bad Behavior.

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