How to avoid Spam comments on Wordpress ?

Jack London

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Hello,

I have a blog that base on WordPress platform for my main site
Every day i get like 100 "comments" to approve but I do not think even one is relevant to the post.
Only fake names, email addresses, and crazy list of keywords for spamming.
Any helps ?
 
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Hi Jack,
I don't know any really effective way to avoid these spam comments completely, but let me suggest a solution that may be helpful in this kind of situation. It will protect your site from maleficent outbound links posted by spammers. If there is no pre-moderation on your site (for certain reasons) or you've just missed to screen out some comment with a spam link in it, then you're in danger of AdSense account suspension (if you use one) or your website's position can be decreased by Google (due to improper links posted on your site). To help all the webmasters to cope with the problem our team have recently developed free CMS plugin called Sur.ly - it is a free WP plugin that replaces potentially dangerous links posted by web scammers at your website (in comments section of your blog or on the forum) with secure links to the interstitial pages on Sur.ly, so you and your visitors can work safely (improper links posted among user-generated content on your site will be detected and your visitors warned about threats).

If you wish to try it and share your feedback, then you can get more info about Sur.ly at its website or in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory, just search for the sur.ly
Thanks!
 
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@AlexSurly, that's very essential tips.
@Jack, if you want to avoid spam comments on wordpress. you can use capcha for posts. it's very effective to anti spam and don't forget moderate your comments before approving it.
 

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Hi Kelly,

@AlexSurly, that's very essential tips.
Yes, the tips are useful considering the spam links, as those are replaced by sur.ly safer links.

@Jack, if you want to avoid spam comments on wordpress. you can use capcha for posts. it's very effective to anti spam and don't forget moderate your comments before approving it.
Use of captcha cannot fix the spam comments, still spammers will comment on the blog posts, its only effective for automated softwares, isn't it?
 

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Make your users log-in to comment. This is something that probably won't be a good idea for the majority of bloggers, but it will certainly stop spam. I would also recommend using a Captcha (like Recaptcha) and disabling pingbacks.
 

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Use Akismet it blocks the spam Comments very easily. They have a free version which is for personal use. I highly recommend using it if your getting that many spam comments.
 

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I Agree with this plugin you can avoid many spams.
Also you can setup WordPress that your readers must be registered before leave comment.

Some people would advise you to use Disqus Comment System, but I find out that there is spammers as well.

And if you are using VPS hosting you can activate mod_security who can handle many spammer comments.
 

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a couple of years ago I had a bad problem with spam comments being posted on several of my Wordpress websites and it was getting to where I was getting 50-100+ a day.

After looking into it I added a slider captcha plugin and added it to my comment and contact forms and the problem pretty much went away.

I rarely get any spam comments or messages these days after adding the slider captcha.
 

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Use Akismet it blocks the spam Comments very easily. They have a free version which is for personal use. I highly recommend using it if your getting that many spam comments.
Akismet? I always ignore this plugin and never activate it when I setup a new WP site. How it can stop spammers on comments.

I Agree with this plugin you can avoid many spams.
Also you can setup WordPress that your readers must be registered before leave comment.

Some people would advise you to use Disqus Comment System, but I find out that there is spammers as well.

And if you are using VPS hosting you can activate mod_security who can handle many spammer comments.
I installed Disqus Comment System on my blog but it is inconvenient to manage my comments on other platform and it is pretty weight, sometimes I could not load admin area.

a couple of years ago I had a bad problem with spam comments being posted on several of my Wordpress websites and it was getting to where I was getting 50-100+ a day.

After looking into it I added a slider captcha plugin and added it to my comment and contact forms and the problem pretty much went away.

I rarely get any spam comments or messages these days after adding the slider captcha.
Is that plating called as Google captcha for Wordpress? I think this is a good idea to stop spammers from posting comments on my site.
 

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Gecko
I have used a couple of different ones but the slider captcha that I usually use is just called "Slider Captcha" and it works great, especially against automated attacks.
 

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Akismet? I always ignore this plugin and never activate it when I setup a new WP site. How it can stop spammers on comments.
It s like filter, when he find suspicious comment he redirect to spam.

I installed Disqus Comment System on my blog but it is inconvenient to manage my comments on other platform and it is pretty weight, sometimes I could not load admin area.
I didn't know for that issue. I was have it on one blog and ... I don't like idea that I can't administrate comments from WP and for me its kind a harder to mange and edit comments then WP.

There is another way to stop spam it is plugin Anti-spam.
Lately I don't have many spam comments, I don't have spam comments at all. As I said mod_security always alert me about spam and I have both plugins install Akismet and Anti-spam. I cant even find trace of spam maybe that plugins lie to me that they detect spam I can find them.
 
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