Plugin Reviews

WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam

An extremely powerful WordPress anti-spam plugin that eliminates comment spam, trackback spam, contact form spam & registration spam.

71 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
Nice to stop spammers contact
By , for WP 4.1.2

Hello, I use this plugin to stop spam from contact form ;)

Saved me SO MUCH TIME!
By , for WP 4.1.1

I was getting hit by 40+ spam registrations and comments per day. This plugin is amazing! It has caught over 1000 in less than 2 weeks. Only a couple of sly ones snuck through, but easy enough to take care of. Well worth donating to the developer as well. Thank you so much!

Do NOT use with WooCommerce
By , for WP 4.1.1

If you use WooCommerce with product variations, this plugin will remove your Add to Cart button. If you don't use WooCommerce, I'm sure you'll be fine. =)

Extremely Effective
By , for WP 4.1.1

I usually use Antispam Bee and it does a pretty decent job. On a recent project, where a website was migrated from a WordPress.com hosted blog to a self-hosted blog, the site was just getting hammered with spam so I decided to try WP-SpamShield.

It's like magic... it just freaking works. In the 2 days since this has been installed it's caught 642 legitimate spam comments and kept it off the site (verified by viewing the Comment Log file).

I'll definitely be using this plugin in the future.

Kudos to the development team you guys rock!

I love this plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

This succeeds on where Akismet was failing for me. It just freaking work. Great job.

I start to believe
By , for WP 4.1.1

I am running a fairly new WP site and I was allways scared about these ignorant people enjoing spamming. (past experience with other websites)
After trying an other plugin which did not prevent registration spams I installed WP Spamshield. It was so quiet on my site, so I got worried about blocking valid registrations. Tried to catch the Spam records but was allways late or maid a mistake. Now I caught records and was surprised how good Spamshield works.
Now I love to have not so much registrations but I know they are valid ones.
This is obviously a very usefull PlugIn.
Thanks to the developer.

Excellent plugin with personal support
By , for WP 4.1.1

This plugin is really the only one that works efficiently regarding spam filtering without requiring any input by the user.
Definitely superior to all other solutions, especially CAPTCHAS.
I've been using it on multiple sites and it is currently blocking >200 spam comments every day (!) on a community site without ever causing any false-positives.

One thing I want to highlight is the excellent support I received. Scott replied instantly, analyzed my problem and even provided a fixed php file once we realized that a tiny detail was missing regarding translation management. I've never encountered a free plugin with such dedicated support.

Excellent solution to stop spammer comments
By ,

This is a great must have plugin. My blog used to get lots of spammer comments and registrations. But not anymore. The developer is extremely helpful and usually reply to support posts within an hour. I highly recommend it for all wordpress bloggers.

LOTS of registration spam
By ,

Out of over 50 spam registrations, only 13 filtered.

The email indicates that the IP is suspicious but they
show up in my registered users anyway.

I would love to have a button to "report" spammers
so their IP addresses would get added to the black

Good for beating spam
By , for WP 4.0.1

Used it to replace Askimet and it reduced the daily spam from 20-30 to 10-20 per day over the course of 2 months.

I expect this to keep falling as time goes on.

The only issue I have is the additional elements it adds to the head, which I understand are part of what it does, but may require additional tweeking/consideration for functionality in conjunction with content/plugins.

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