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  1. #1
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    Question How to avoid Wordpress spamming?

    Hi,

    I have a blog that is managed by WordPress on my domain site.
    Every day i get like 10 "comments" to approve but I do not think even one is relevant to the post.
    Only weird names, email addresses, and crazy list of keywords...

    How can we stop people to use the blog as a "link farm" and restrict the comments to real people who really can contribute to the post...
    Thanks

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    I suggest you to use a custom wordpress function to ban empty referrers. Spammers are not visiting your website to post comments, so you can use this principle to reduce the number of spam comments.

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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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    Do-
    1) Captcha
    2) Comments for moderation (Don;t let them live instantly)
    3) Words limit. (Mim 50-80 character in their comments)

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    Let the comment be published after your approval..Then spammers might not try to comment your blog..More over let the name with a keyword will be automatically banned..

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    There are thousands of anti-spam plugins but you don’t want them all. Most will slow down your blog and as a matter of fact, I tried over 50 variations of spam plugins; some caused error and some did not work.

    Akismet- Akismet filters out your comment and track-back spam. It is installed on all wordpress by default so all you need is the API key. If you are in individual running a personal blog then you can get this for free. Business blogs will have to pay a small monthly fee and it’s worth it. So get the Akismet API key and activate Akismet on your wordpress blog.
    *** spam signature deleted by moderator - please do not put it back ***

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    I would say use Akismet plugin on Wordpress, it fights with spammers, I would say.

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    Hi,the best way i use to stop that kind of spam is the Disqus plugin.. it's really good and work perfectly to all my wordpress blogs.. give it a try..

    reputation management

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    Quote Originally Posted by raveenasen View Post
    Hi,the best way i use to stop that kind of spam is the Disqus plugin.. it's really good and work perfectly to all my wordpress blogs.. give it a try..

    reputation management
    Thanks for letting me know about this plugin, I would research more about it.

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