How to block spam comments on my blog?

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  • #11226

    Guillermina
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    Hello again … Somebody can help me, I need to block the spam comments that comes to my site’s blog.
    How do I do? ….. Any plugin recommended for this?

    #11230

    Susan
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    Askimet

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/


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    #11232

    Elizabeth Crane
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    There are a few plugins for this but I like to use Comment Luv. The free version should work but their premium one is even more awesome.


    #11269

    Guillermina
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    Susan, akismet have to pay?? There are some free??

    #11272

    giraffeweb
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    Yes there are fees with askimet if it is used for business but free for a personal blog. I have several legacy accounts from when it was free and it is working wonderfully with those.

    Judy

    #11289

    Susan
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    As Judy indicated, it’s free for a personal blog, and is what I use for my own blog.


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    #11304

    Guillermina
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    thanks, apparently had already acquired the API key, but the person who managed the site was … and are getting many spam comments: (

    #11406

    Bill Murray
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    @Guillermina – There’s a difference between getting a spam comment and identifying a comment as spam. Akismet helps to do the latter – that is, it helps to identify a comment as spam. That makes it easy to confirm a group of comments is all spam and to delete them in bulk (or let Akismet auto-delete them). Akismet can’t stop someone (a robot or a live person) from making a spam comment.

    Other tools help to block a spammer from making a comment, but that might discourage real commenters. The more blocks you put up, the fewer real comments you’ll get. One popular plugin for blocking spam is Spam Free WordPress.


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