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how can i block spam from wp

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dudemike, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. dudemike

    dudemike Power Member

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    i got wp site and i get comments from the guys like this
    pvcpkhsffodpggfftubs, <a href="http://www.rkcykgagjq.com" rel="nofollow">gtddznbzti</a> , owxxibeejr, http://www.lgilhbvmqd.com gtddznbzti

    all the urls are not real, ofcourse i have to approve before theu can really comment on anything, but its stilll kind of annoying that i have to erase atleast 20 comments like that


    does anybody have issue with that like me
     
  2. ButcherPete

    ButcherPete Regular Member

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    I think your options boil down to:

    - Implement Captcha (not 100% effective)

    - Hold all comments for approval, so you can go through, approve the real ones, and delete the rest.
     
  3. zx123

    zx123 Senior Member

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    just using askimet plugin, it will blocks all these spam comments
     
  4. nitinsy

    nitinsy Junior Member

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    Install and activate Akismet. It takes care of 99% of spam.
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Akismet....the subscriptions are paid now....but it shouldn't be hard to find usable keys ;)
     
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    adamprattler Junior Member

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    You are not only facing this issue. All the webmasters of WP are facing the same problem. You better use Akismet. It will make your life much easier.
     
  10. MikeLac

    MikeLac Regular Member

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    I use Askimet and Hide My WP.

    Also, in Settings ==> Discussion, I have it set to hold any comment in the queue for moderation if the comment contains 1 or more links. Most spam contains at least 1 link. So, the ones that Askimet misses, I can quickly mark them as Spam from the Dashboard.
     
  11. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    Askimet want CC details now days.
     
  12. dudemike

    dudemike Power Member

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    I get 100s of comments per day because my domain name includes the word "Buy". There is a simple solution for this........do not visit the moderation panel.