How to prevent spam from your blog? (7 posts)

  1. DDT
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Besides the very good aksimet which plugin can we use to prevent spam, comment spam.

    In my case I have my wordpress open for users to register.

    Any advice, tips?

  2. Chris_K
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Search and download the Bad Behavior plugin.

    And ask yourself if you have a compelling NEED to have users register with your blog...

  3. Trent Adams
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I would like to know this as well. I can either have registration in bbpress or WordPress and I can't seem to limit spam registrations in either. Help anyone?


  4. Chris_K
    Posted 9 years ago #


    <standard spam message>

    Install and activate Akismet -or- Spam Karma 2.
    Then install and activate Bad Behavior.


    For those who struggle with the Akismet
    directions: http://wordpress.com/api-keys/

    </standard spam message>

  5. DDT
    Posted 9 years ago #

    standard spam message ;)

    tx for the info

  6. Trent Adams
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have Akismet and Bad Behavior and have since day one and it works great for not getting spam in my comments, but doesn't stop 'many bots' from registering at my WordPress blog and/or my bbPress forum.

    That is what is frustrating because to my knowledge (without core hacks) there is not a way to deter spam registrations. It isn't really doing anything to my blog other than having me go through my users and have to delete 'spam registrations'.

    Currently, I have new users become 'subscribers' and then if they are legit users that I know then I promote them to 'author' to be able to publish on the main blog. If I don't know them then I don't change their status. Obvious spam registrations I delete.

    It would be great if there was an 'activation email' that made people activate and they would be deleted if past say 14 days. Then the automation would be worth the effort.

    Sorry for the confusion.


  7. dlo
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The Sabre plugin is an appropriate answer to this issue.

    You can check it at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sabre

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