My Suggestion to Reduce Comment Spam (4 posts)

  1. neerav
    Posted 10 years ago #


    I'd like to suggest a suggestion to Reduce Comment Spam here. Once it's verified it can be added to http://codex.wordpress.org/Combat_Comment_Spam

    The sugegstion is at http://www.syndic8.com/~jeff/blog/index.php?p=103 which is quite a old blog post, but I have used the code there in WP 1.2 and now in WP 2.0.3 eg at a page like http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/top-gear-bbc-and-sbs-tv/ and it is a very effective 1st level defence with akismet mopping up the few manual spams that get through

    The only change required to Jeff's post is you need to edit comments.php and wp-comments-post.php in WP 2.0.3

  2. Quix0r
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You may want to check-out this post on my blog. I have written there an anti-spam plugin which targets on the POST request sent to wp-comments-post.php. I hope you can get it managed to patch comments.php (theme!) and .htaccess a little.


  3. Chris_K
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You both may want to have a look at the Bad Behavior plugin as well.

  4. Quix0r
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @HandySolo: Thanks, I already have it in usage. 1500 blocks in 7 days was my highest value. :-)

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