spam is destroying my blog (3 posts)

  1. kellymoore
    Posted 9 years ago #

    can someone help to

    understand how to

    pull down my miserable wordpress blog

    before spam eats my brain...

    my experience with my blog

    has been an unbelieveable disaster of spam

    and even though i tryied to find a way

    to "no comment" the blog

    spammers evidentally have hacked thru the wordpress

    system (i am sure this is very old news..)

    how do i pull my blog?


  2. Funkphenomenon
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm no expert at this, and haven't had a lot of spam, but what I'd do:

    1. Install the Extended comment options plugin and turn the comments off, all at once
    2. Get rid of the spam (do you use Akismet, Bad Behavior, Spam Karma? You can run them at the same time.)
    3. Update WordPress

    In any case, don't update before deleting all spam.

  3. Chris_K
    Posted 9 years ago #

    First, for others who might use SEARCH and find this post, let me offer a common response:

    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/

    See also the Combating_Comment_Spam page in the Codex.


    You want to take down WordPress? How about deleting the files in your blogs directory and then removing the database via phpMyAdmin? That's how I'd do it at any rate.

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