Permanently disabling SPAM COMMENTS (7 posts)

  1. gabrio81
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hello there

    i am going crazy with the comments posted on my blogs, i have like 10 blogs and the amount of spam posted is incredible, now i have done the following in order to fix the issue, but did not work at all:

    1) i deleted the comments template from the presentation > templates editor, so that the form field is not present anymore

    2) i have first emptied from mysql all the comments for all blogs and then i ran this command :

    Globally disable comments for all users
    UPDATE wp_posts SET comment_status = 'closed';

    from the sql line but nothing happened, so what is the best way for fixing this once and for all? deleting the wp_comments from sql? i really do not want have to deal with this anymore so we need a good STRONG fix



  2. Roy
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Why don't you just register and turn on the Akismet plugin, download and activate the Bad Behavior plugin and/or some other anti spam plugin. It's not just comment spam, you'll also get pingback and trackback spam, so just disabling comments won't fix everything.

    [edit] Why do you yourself spam these forums with double posts?

  3. gabrio81
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks, i just wanted to be sure to get an answer, i know that plugin but i preferred to use something more hardcore than can totally disable the comments function. - i still cant figure out how they can post comments if the comments template is empty now.

  4. Roy
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's not just the template that you're looking for. My guess is that you have to scan all files to remove the comment codes.

  5. gabrio81
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yeah you might be right however i installed badbehavious+akismet and no comments so far on the blog that had the most comments, so "so far so good"


  6. Justin Tadlock
    WordPress God
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you don't want comments at all, you should be able to just turn them off in your dashboard under "Settings > Discussion."

  7. yiyidu
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You can disable all comments' link by using "Disable spam comments link for WordPress".

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