Stop WordPress Spam comments with my Pro Tips
Stop WordPress Spam comments with my Pro Tips

Spam comments is one of biggest problem for wordpress sites. It is not new that wordpress sites receives thousands of spam comments every month.

When you start with your new wordpress site and start updating it , soon in few days you will see some comments for your post which are not of real people. Then you will start deleting those comments from comments section but soon you will see bundles of comments which will be impossible for you to delete.

So why not to make little change in wordpress and Stop WordPress Spam comments ?

I will be sharing you pro tips which will prevent your site from getting lots of spam comments.

Stop WordPress Spam comments with my Pro Tips

  • Make changes in Discussion setting

I feel make change in Discussion setting is a first step. Check below image and do the changes

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  • Install Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin

Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin is very useful plugin for bloggers. This plugin will add a checkbox to your comment section form asking users to confirm that they are not a spammer. This plugin will surely stop 99% of all automated spam bots and it actually helped my co-bloggers.

Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin works very good for me with the default settings given. But, you can still change the display text by doing change in Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin Settings.

You can change the text for the check box, and for the messages that get displayed when your commentator forgot to check the box.

Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin

Link : Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin

  • Install Anti-spam

Anti-spam plugin automatically blocks spam comments. This plugin dont have any settings , but it words very fine for me and lots of users too. It adds two hidden fields in comments section. The first field is a date field which will automatically be completed by Javascript and second  field should be empty. A Spam bots gets confused for entering the wrong information for these fields. So whom you are waiting for go and Use this Anti-spam plugin.

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Download Anti-spam

If you need more powerful and extended version with options you may try Anti-spam Pro.

Other Plugins:

  • SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam – This plugin adds a captcha form to your comment section, registration form, and login form.
  • IP Blacklist Cloud – This plugin blocks specified IP addresses and usernames from spamming you.
  • Spam Free WordPress – This is an anti-spam plugin that uses zero false positives to catch automated spam bots.

Final thought:

I have been using the above two plugins in my various clients sites. It helped them lots from getting saved from spam comments. Anti-spam which i use for my site , and it really works very well but some times i see increase in plugin so i do install Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin. But i have found some plugins works fine for some site and not for others. So having real comments on our site is actually a real happiness for each bloggers rather then having spam comments. I have listed some of plugin Above which i have used and tested , you might be using other one which works fine for you, So do let me know in comments below and do share this article. Thanks

6 COMMENTS

    • This is not a plugin I could ever recommend using on your site. But Yes, we can use this. but the fact is this plugin takes you to an external server for no other reason than just the author of this plugin wants to know who installed their plugin and overstated ability to produce information or swaggering compatibility claims.

  1. your trick is good wgich may also can decrease the bourden of downloading a plugin that to do with reading tab but for that purpose i have take one step furthur by downloading akismet and i also agree with joseph

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