WordPress Comment Spam
I am overwhelmed on WordPress sites with spam comments. What plugins do you use to keep your spam comments under control?
I've tried several different plugins for spam and none have worked perfectly. I've started using Simple Facebook Comments For WordPress on some of my sites. It spreads the word on FB and allows for comments. I'm thinking about eliminating comments and just using the FB plugin.
I don't use comments on my site, but i have heard others say akismet is good
The Akismet plugin does a really good job of preventing most spam comments from filtering through. I have my WordPress site settings set that I should moderate all comments before they appear, and every time I log into my WordPress dashboard, I simply go to my spam comments section and empty it out.
For comments that still get through Akismet (but are clearly spam comments), I look at them to see what words are in them (that I don't want appearing on my site at all) or I see the IP address used and I copy and paste those words or IP addresses into a section in my settings that marks any comment containing those words or IP addresses as spam, and that automatically puts them into my spam folder.
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