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
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.
Link : Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
If you need more powerful and extended version with options you may try Anti-spam Pro.
- WordPress Simple Firewall – This plugin checks human spam and blocks spam from bots.
- SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam – This plugin adds a captcha form to your comment section, registration form, and login form.
- AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter – Allows you to add a captcha form to your forms and also adds many anti-spam filters to reduce automated spam.
- Peter’s Custom Anti-Spam – This plugin tells comment poster to identify an image before submitting a comment.
- Stop! You Never Have To Fight Comment Spam Again – This is an anti-spam plugin that catches most spam automatically and allows blocking by continent and by country.
- 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.
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