I’m new to WP and can’t figure out how to stop the dozzens of spam comments that get sent to my blog every week. I haven’t received a single legit comments since setting me up, and I’d just like to turn the comments feature off so I don’t keep getting these things in my mailbox to approve.
I went to Settings and unchecked the Comments box but they’re still coming. HELP! Now what do I do?
There’s also a section under “options” then “discussion” where you can enter in certain words that are banned from being used in comments. That keeps most spammers out from my blog. Things like “refinance” and “manhood” and whatnot. Also there’s a plugin called “bannage” that you can use to ban a specific IP address if a lot of the spam is coming from one person.