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WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam

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

8 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
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WP-Spamshield
By , for WP 4.2.4

Works well for me.

Trustworthy and Useful Plugin
By ,

Works in background, no messing with it; picks up Spam

No spam since it's been installed
By , for WP 4.2.2

Haven't seen any spam yet, so it must be doing a great job of blocking!

Excellent in many ways
By , for WP 4.2.2

This is a remarkable plugin, with excellent features and functionality. The developer also is very responsive.

There is also a lengthy troubleshooting section on his website, and I believe that on his forum the developer may go further in depth doing troubleshooting.

That said, in my experience it has been finicky, usually working great, but sometimes erroring. The developer pointed me to the FAQ, and suggested some standard plugin troubleshooting steps. But the problem is that I don't always want to slog through a series of troubleshooting steps every time I run into something, nor do I want to stop using a plugin that I like because this one has a problem with it. So I may stop using it (even though I'm a developer and can handle complex troubleshooting).

My impression is that it's doing a lot of complex awesome things, so it's more high-maintenance than other plugins. As such, it may not appeal to the set-it-and-forget it crowd.

And I'm guessing that he'll reply here in a very friendly way, telling me just how mistaken I am. ;)

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.

Working great so far
By , for WP 3.9.2

I tried using a different form honeypot without success. This plugin completely blocked my spam. Blocking ~20 spam comments / day.

Only reason for 4/5 is I'd like it to be a lot easier to see the spam it blocked. Ideally I would still see the comments it blocks in the Spam comments folder so I can tell that it's working and unmark something as spam if its accidental. This would feel the same as email.

as an FYI my site only gets spam on blog post comments, my gravity forms were already working well without spam.

Finally a spam blocker that works
By , for WP 4.2.2

WP AntiSpam is effective, updated very frequently and operating without problems.

Very nice
By , for WP 3.9.1

Good plugin

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