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.
by James Paterson 6 years ago
My Hubs seem to be the target of spammers tonight, anyone else having the same problem?, thank goodness hubpages is recognising the spam before it gets published.....jimmyMaybe catchpa for non members?
by CCahill 6 years ago
What Would Happen if you didn't Approve a comment?Under new comments there is 2 buttons... APPROVE and SPAMBut what happens if you press neither? If nothing, then is the approve button really neccasary? or should it just be a default until you hit Spam?
by Nathan Bernardo 4 years ago
I have a few of my own websites and I get a lot of spam comments. I end up getting overwhelmed and they pile up. I have the Akismet (default) plug-in for filtering spam comments on my wordpress sites, but when I went to upgrade it recently it said I had to pay; that's how I understood it, tell me...
by mariexotoni 4 years ago
I know there have been some trolls on HubPages and I have already contacted the staff to see maybe if they could help me with my issue.I have an occasional guest commentor.. His messages are disturbing, but I'm wondering if he sounds familiar to you. I wish I could remember all of his comments,...
by Liz Elias 5 years ago
Normally, I approve 99% of all comments left on my hubs. But twice today, and once yesterday, there were comments left, all by "anonymous," that I simply denied because they were just way out of line.Not demeaning, offensive, hateful, or anything like that...just WAY off topic.In...
by Dennis L. Page 5 years ago
Have you received any spam comments on Hubpages?I've been on HP for a long time and this morning was the first that I ever got a spam message to one of my hubs. I denied her comment and deleted her forever, but nonetheless, it was still disturbing. The commenter tried to direct me to another site...
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