|06-27-2011, 05:53 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Barleylands, United Kingdom
How to decrease the amount of spam in blog comments?
I get quite a lot of spam comments on my blog, most of them being either a copy-pasted link, or copy-pasted comment promoting some donation button app or whatever. Any ideas how to get rid of those?
|06-27-2011, 05:59 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
|06-29-2011, 04:10 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
I use Akismet, it comes already pre-installed in Wordpress, you just need to activate it from control panel.
When someone posts a comment on a blog, it connects to a spam database to check if the IP has spammed before or if the URL has been spammed, and if that's the case, it moves it to Spam folder.
So far Akismet filtered all the messages that were spam, but I will install captcha later too. "Sir Spamalot, you shall not pass the gates of my castle!"
|07-05-2011, 05:14 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
|07-06-2011, 01:18 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
There's also a list of keywords you can add in WP for a built in filter for what WP should look out for on comments. This should be done in addition to the akismet plugin and adding an anti-spam checkbox or captha. My spam levels have really decreased since putting these measures in place.
|07-24-2011, 06:56 AM||#14 (permalink)|
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