HOW DO I STOP SPAM posting on blog (7 posts)

  1. Advocate
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What can I do to stop the 20 spam blog comments I get per day?

  2. Jay Hart
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Send comments to moderation. The codex suggest several solutions. http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam

  3. deepbevel
    Posted 4 years ago #

    do you have captcha? Simply requiring a valid email for comments or requiring site registration will help but you'll still get a lot of spam without captcha.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Captchas are useless and cause more problems than they solve.

  5. deepbevel
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Maybe so, but it cut my spam by about 90%. I was getting flooded otherwise.

  6. Generally, activating Akismet and keeping it updated is the way to go. This works well for most of my clients, but it never cuts 100% of comment spam. Still, it does a pretty good job.

    Captcha may lead to less spam, but not every person wants to fill it out either, so less people may comment as a result... if having lots of comments is your goal, I'd never run a Captcha.

  7. Claverhouse
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I agree on the utter pointlessness of Captchas...

    Having said that I don't get much spam. Which may be due to:

    Antispam Bee
    Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
    http:BL WordPress Plugin
    Project Honey Pot Spam Trap
    [ And installing my own Honey Pot ]
    Spammer Blocker
    Select TimesToCome Stop Bot Registration

    Exploit Scanner
    Health Check
    WP Security Scan

    And not a plug-in: installing zbblock.

    Or it may be due to pure luck.

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