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5 years, 2 months ago
What can I do to stop the 20 spam blog comments I get per day?
Send comments to moderation. The codex suggest several solutions. http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam
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.
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.
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:
Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
http:BL WordPress Plugin
Project Honey Pot Spam Trap
[ And installing my own Honey Pot ]
Select TimesToCome Stop Bot Registration
WP Security Scan
And not a plug-in: installing zbblock.
Or it may be due to pure luck.