Comment Spam Solution

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    RonnyMac
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    Anybody else having plenty of comment spam problems?

    I’ve rummaged through a dozen or two WordPress plugins– from captchas to math to drag and drop images– and absolutely nothing seems to stop comment spammers from riddling a site with their disease.

    Between the automated bots and the cheap labor manual entries, comment spam is probably hear to stay. As a last resort I installed the WordPress Akismet plugin. I was pleasantly surprised. It doesn’t stop comment spam, but it does a very good job of catching comment spam and has oh so very few false positives. The new one-click button to delete spam is a nice addition, too. It’s still a pain to deal with but the effort is reduced to a quick visual scan and one click to delete it all.

    What are you using to combat comment spam?


    #13489

    Jon Bellah
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    LiveFyre is a pretty good alternative to the default WP commenting system. It’s pretty painless to set up, too.


    Follow me on the Twitters at @JonBellah. I blog about web design, development and a lot about Genesis at CSSForge.com

    #13495

    RonnyMac
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    Looks a bit like Disqus with social aspects. I’ve considered Disqus which seems to show up more frequently on sites these days.


    #13521

    AC
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    You should sign up for Akismet (https://akismet.com/) and use the plugin that comes standard with the installation. It was developed by WordPress. This has been a God-send to catch spam for me.

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