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How to remove the spam from my blog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by zohail, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. zohail

    zohail Newbie

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    Recently I launched a new blog but I am worried how to remove the spam comments because there are hundred of comments daily and making my blog look like chineses content.

    Looking for positive replies here thanks in advance :)
     
  2. dspa72

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    simply disable comments, or make comments to be approved.
    And first of all, enable the http://akismet.com/ plugin
     
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  3. Kaistar

    Kaistar Power Member

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    This ^^ alone will get rid of probably 99.5% of spam.
    Enable it, update it and delete every existing comment en masse.

    Settings, Discussion Settings, Before A Comment Appears...
    Check
    An administrator must always approve the comment

    Then set moderation and blacklist settings.

    Done ;-)
     
  4. matessim

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    Askimet is amazing, although, unless you always monitor your blogs , i wouldn't always check that box you mentioned, if you have a high traffic blog that gets some clean comments and you don't constantly check it, it can be ennoying, Askimet usually can be left alone, and if there's a case of it still being spammed, take that measure.
     
  5. blueguilt

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    You can either turn your comments off or install the popular akismet, it really works.
     
  6. seodonn

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    Disabling a comment is an option or u can moderate the comments since there are few good comments you will get though.....
     
  7. sumon2k7

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    You should do the following to remove the spam infection entirely from your wordpress blog.

    1. If you've found the folder called .files, delete it and it's contents immediately.
    2. Look through your other directories for hidden/unknown directories that contain spammy .html files.
    3. Look through your directories for any "trigger" .php files. (The bad guys seems to be injecting goofy named .php files, such as kip.php, fwwkd.php, etc).
    4. Also search through your .php files for any code that starts with base64_decode and remove it. But make sure you don't remove the genuine .php wordpress files, search with file name on google before deleting it to find more information around the same.
     
  8. cdesigner

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    Use akismet and moderate comments. Approve/Unapprove manually :)
     
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    If your not willing to pay $5 monthly, just click "comments must be approved" by moderator. It may be annoying, but its free lol.
     
  10. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    Use the comments setting options and simply disable them and it has been approved by the moderator.
     
  11. darkhat99

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    In such case most of friends use "akismet" plugin ..
     
  12. Enklave

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    Send me your URL, I will put it in my AA list :rolleyes:

    Just joking, use the akismet
     
  13. neteater

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    use akismt and google captcha and sitted relax...many popular sites are doing the same
     
  14. neteater

    neteater Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    no need to set approval..already set by default in wp
     
  15. bertbaby

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    If you are a blogger and use IM particularly Scrapebox you love and hate Akismet or should I say Spamhaus.
     
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    just leave it open, one more blog for me to spam :D and don't forget to make it AA.
     
  17. Lithin

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    I can vouch for that. Im doing the same thing and it works like a charm.
     
  18. wezzy

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    Askimet all the way dude. Got a blog with 3000 spam comments and they all have been blocked. Occasionally I check them but there just spam ;)