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  • Send comments to moderation. The codex suggest several solutions.

    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.



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    Captchas are useless and cause more problems than they solve.

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

    Jerry Bates (jerrysarcastic)


    Documentation Master

    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.

    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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