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Error: Wrong anti-spam word

  • I was testing out the comment box below my posting on my website and an error mesage from WordPress states Error: Wrong anti-spam word shows up.

    What does this mean? If it’s something that I need to change in my settings, please let me know because I would like people to post comments.

    I’m not WordPress savvy, so this is all a bit new for me.

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  • Jeremy Clark



    What sort of anti spam plugins do you have activated?

    Good questions, I’m not sure. How do I find out. Is it a settting on Word Press or on my computer?

    Sorry :o(

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)


    WordPress.org Tech Dude

    Go to the admin screen of your WordPress, and look at the plugins page. Look at the plugins, and figure out which ones are your anti-spam plugins.

    WordPress does not have any anti-spam features by default.

    Jeremy Clark



    Look in your wordpress dashboard under the plugins section and see what plugins are activated.

    I have Akismet active that works like an anti-spam – my previous web designer added somethings, but I don’t have any tech support from him anymore. I’ve been updaing the site myself.

    So, do i neeed to deactive this plugin?

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)


    WordPress.org Tech Dude

    No, Akismet works well and doesn’t use an “anti-spam word”.

    You have some other anti-spam plugin or modification causing the problem.

    I only have 4 active plugins

    – Akismet
    – Viper’s Video Quick Tags
    – WP – Poll
    – WP- poll widget

    Okay, weird – the comment is now working.

    The first time I attemped the comment I had to add an aphanumeric code below.

    The second time, I place my comment and it worked. No aphanumeric code appeard..maybe that’s why.

    Oh, well. I think I’m good for now.


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