Plugin Reviews

WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam

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

65 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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
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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
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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.

I am at peace
By , for WP 4.1.1

This plugin rocks!

I have switched over to Disqus to avoid comment spam, but that was pushing away my users too! Switched back to WP comments, installed this plugin and voila - not registration or comment spam. Pingback/trackbacks are also a thing of the past!

Thank you for this great plugin.

Extremely effective, plus a developer who really cares!
By , for WP 4.1.1

WP-SpamShield is not only an extremely effective plug-in, stopping spam in its tracks, which HoneyPot and CAPTCHAs couldn't do, but Red Sand Marketing's CEO, Scott Allen, was incredibly fast not only in responding to a problem I faced with the plug-in, but in developing a modified quick fix within hours! In our correspondence by e-mail, some responses were within minutes. Awesome!

I faced a problem where the plug-in blocked any attempts to comment or fill out a contact form when the connection was initiated from the ISP at my home location, but not if using another ISP at work or using LTE on my iPhone. Scott sent me a fix, in the form of a replacement PHP file, within hours, even before completing an official fix to take care of the technical problem caused by my ISP. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have a developer care so much for users, especially when we are using a plug-in which they provide FREE! WOW! :)

Excellent !
By , for WP 4.1.1


Awesome plugin
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Your plugin rocks. Keep up the good work!

Great Anti-Spam Plugin
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My website got hundreds of spam trackback and comment in s sudden in the past few days. I tried some other anti-spam plugins before found this one, they just didn't work the way I expect. When I came through this plugin and read the comments, I decided to have a tried. To my surprised, it works so well, just the way I expected. I don't receive hundreds of notification emails from my site any more, instead of WP-Spamshield blocked them out. When I checked my dashboard this morning, 30 spam trackbacks were blocked last night, and my email box is not full of notification alert. I love this plugin very much and highly recommended to anyone who needs an Anti-Spam for your site or blog.

One more nice feature about this plugin is their easy of use contact form. You just need to enable it and place the short code on the page and it works perfectly - and it's spam free! No extra work needed! The support of plugin is excellent too. I had a very small issue and contacted through their website, Scott Allen replied me very quick and solved the problem for me.

An excellent plugin plus excellent customer support, WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam is the best!

Recommended - works as promised
By , for WP 4.1

I have used WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam for over a year and this plugin delivers what it promises with no bloat. The author updates it often and support questions are answered quickly. A simple free contact form is included.

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