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Please Recommend a Good Wordpress Plugin for Blocking Spam Comments

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by manny521, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    Does anyone use a wordpress plugin to block spam comments?

    Today I was spammed to death with blog comments and I want to turn off all blog commenting via a wordpress plugin.

    If you know of a good one, please share. Thanks!
     
  2. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    mindmaster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you want to filter the spam comments Askimet, WP-reCAPTCHA does a good jog (assuming you use wp).
    If you want to remove the comment function you can either install a plugin or work directly inside your website.

    OR
    You could search on google. It can be your friend for 1 minute while you get the answer. :p
     
  4. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    I appreciate your response and I have googled it and I have looked at a number of different plugins, but what I was wanting to know was what your experiences were and if you had used a plugin that you could recommend over others.

    Thanks!
     
  5. 0_00_0

    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    Akismet paired with just about any captcha should get rid of at least 90% of the spam comments. I solely use Askismet on some of my blogs and only a few spam comments a month make it through. I prefer not to use a captcha whenever possible because I personally HATE typing them in (especially reCaptcha). I don't like to deter legitimate people from commenting.
     
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    Manny, since you're looking for recommendations based on first-hand experiences, I'd recommend Akismet just like everyone else. I don't partner any other third-party plugin with Akismet. For over three years, I think it has overlooked only 3 or 4 spam comments so far. I'm happy with it.

    Prior to activating Akismet, I was getting nearly 200 to 300 spam comments every month.

    On Akismet's dashboard, you'll find the month-on-month details of how many spam (and ham) comments it got.
    Mine shows 99.37% accuracy rate. Who am I to complain for a free plugin?
     
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    jaselc Regular Member

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    I got Askimet last month, well worth it
     
  9. stretch361

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    I use Askimet in conjunction with AVH First Defense Against Spam Plugin, and Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin. This along with this HTAccess hack:

    Code:
    # Protect from spam bots<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-comments-post\.php*
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !.yourdomain.com.* [OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$
    RewriteRule (.*) ^http://%{REMOTE_ADDR}/$ [R=301,L]
    </IfModule>
    Replace "yourdomain.com" above with yours.

    Using those methods, you'll see no spam.
     
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  10. MillionDollarBucks

    MillionDollarBucks Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I think 'Akismat' would solve the prob.
     
  11. kacperp94

    kacperp94 Regular Member

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    Why will not you use this option:
    Comment author must have a previously approved comment?