How to stop spam when I haven't even got comments fields! (3 posts)

  1. Lesley
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Our site has only got a couple of posts. In those, and in all the other pages, there are no comments fields enabled so, in theory, no-one can post comments. However, we're constantly being bombarded with spam comments (which appear in the dashboard awaiting moderation). How can I get around this? I've looked at a few of the spam killers but they all assume that there are comments enabled on the site. Please help.

  2. Sandra l***
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Most likely has something to do with your .htaccess file.

    Please have a look at http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam/Denying_Access, read the Deny Access to No Referrer Requests section.

  3. Lesley
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Sandra. That looks rather scary when you're not a techie. I was hoping for a simpler solution! But I'll have a go.

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