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Too Much SPAM on WP!!!

  • Paint Guy
    Member

    @paint-guy

    Hi, I just received 71 comments on my WP wWebsite today. 4 pages of “SPAM”. I only got 1-2 spam per week and then 1-2 per day and it is out of control now. All I’ve done was switch my theme and now 71 spam.

    What’s up with that and what can I do to fix this. I’m thinking of dropping WP and going with an HTML site to avoid this.

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  • Andrew Nevins
    Forum moderator

    @anevins

    Paint Guy
    Member

    @paint-guy

    Thanks but I already know I have spam but that link doesn’t tell me how to deal with it. How come I have 71 new spam comments per day and how do I avoid this in the future?

    I already moderate my comments but having to go through 71 comments per day and delete them is ridiculous!!

    Andrew Nevins
    Forum moderator

    @anevins

    Click on the blue and underlined text, “Combating Comment Spam” within that article.

    Paint Guy
    Member

    @paint-guy

    Thanks.

    1) In the Comment Blacklist section of WP I added part of the spammers who is address. Will this step block this person from spamming me? http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/

    2) In the section on combatting spam I found this but I can’t find the following line of code anywhere.

    <p>
    <input name="submit" type="submit" tabindex="5" value="<?php _e("Say it!"); ?>" />
    </p>

    Inform Users When Comments are Moderated
    When people submit comments, they expect them to appear on your blog immediately. Implementing comment moderation and not telling people will almost certainly result in some people repeatedly submitting the same comment as they think it has disappeared. To prevent this from happening, and to avoid disgruntled and confused readers, inform people that their comment is under review by doing the following:

    If you use popup comments, edit comments-popup.php and if you do not, edit comments.php.

    Look for the following code:

    <p>
    <input name="submit" type="submit" tabindex="5" value="<?php _e("Say it!"); ?>" />
    </p>

    Change that to the following, adding your own customization:

    <p>
    <blockquote>
    Comment moderation is in use. Please do not submit your comment twice -- it will appear shortly.
    </blockquote>
    <input name="submit" type="submit" tabindex="5" value="<?php _e("Say it!"); ?>" />
    </p>
    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    Have you activated Akismet yet?

    Paint Guy
    Member

    @paint-guy

    Have you activated Akismet yet?

    No, Askimet is not a free service.

    Barry Hughes
    Member

    @websitebakery

    It can be, depending on the sort of site you are running:

    Free for personal use, a bargain for your business

    It depends which plan you sign up for.

    Paint Guy
    Member

    @paint-guy

    OK. Thanks.

    About this:

    1) In the Comment Blacklist section of WP I added part of the spammers “who is” address. Will this step block this person from spamming me? http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/

    Just add the IP address (number only).

    Paint Guy
    Member

    @paint-guy

    Yes, I thought of just adding their IP address to my “Comments Blacklist” but this spammer uses a different IP address for every comment so I don’t think that will work. (see below)

    [Moderated. Please do not post copies od spam in the forums.]

    I have received over 100 spams from this idiot in 2 days.
    Are there any words or numbers in the comments below that I can use in my “Comments Blacklist” that will stop this?

    Are there any words or numbers in the comments below that I can use in my “Comments Blacklist” that will stop this?

    Yes, you can add full/part of the keywords used by such spammers in the text box provided for that. That will block not only him/her but all others using such keywords.

    Paint Guy
    Member

    @paint-guy

    Yes, you can add full/part of the keywords used by such spammers in the text box provided for that. That will block not only him/her but all others using such keywords.

    Thanks, I will try that.

    Paint Guy
    Member

    @paint-guy

    Yes, you can add full/part of the keywords used by such spammers in the text box provided for that. That will block not only him/her but all others using such keywords.

    Ok, I added specific spam words to “Comments Blacklist” and “Comments Moderation”. After doing this I just received 2 new spam comments with these keywords in them.

    I’m just about ready to give up on WP and go back to my HTML site where I had no spam. Why is WP so useless at blocking spam?

    kmessinger
    Forum Moderator

    @kmessinger

    MickeyRoush
    Member

    @mickeyroush

    This is a pretty good plugin as well.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/

    Blocks spammers in many different forms, including registration, login, comment, etc.

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