Sick ! I am sick of blocking SPAM comments manually on my self hosted WordPress site.Initially my blog traffic was minimal,but when i started increasing,spam comments became viral.Again those comments were related to Apply for Loans,Viagra,Cialis or Tapes of any celebs etc!
If you are using WordPress Default commenting system, then you need to simply setup Akismet.I liked Akismet and may consider it as great spam detection plugon but it failed to prevent spamming on my blog completely.Later realised this can be blocked 100% by entering bannedmuch abused words in comments to be flagged off as SPAM.
If you are still getting spams, will like you to try out the following WordPress plugins that surely will help you to block Spam on your blog/website.
AVH First Defense Against Spam
Spammers can be blocked based on the information supplied by the third-party or by using a local blacklist.
Thereby it also saves your CPU usage and Bandwidth of your website.
Read more about AVH First Defense Against Spam , my guest post @ ShoutmeLoud
Download AVH from WordPress.org
WP ReCaptcha works by displaying two images that a user must enter before their comment can be posted. Concept of this plugin is that as bots can’t actually see the images, so they can’t successfully enter the word.
Frankly speaking I generally tend to avoid this plugin as Humans like me who are to lazy to drop in a comment,on seeing captcha would be refraining from commenting on my blog.
Download WP ReCaptcha
Math Comment Spam Protection
It would simply ask the visitor making the comment to answer a simple math question. This is intended to prove that the visitor is a human being and not a spam robot.
Download Math Comment Spam Protection
So what are you waiting for? Install and try this wordpress Plugins to Stop Spam comments on your blog now!
- Akismet :Reduce Comment Spam On WordPress Blogs
- Should I rely on External Comment System like Disqus and IntenseDebate ?
- Thank Me Later : WordPress Plugin to thank who comment on your blog
- Cbnet Ping Optimizer :Stop using default WordPress ping!
- How to display Tag Clouds without using any WordPress Plugins