How to control spammy comments?

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This topic contains 8 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Susan Nelson 6 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    javatution
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    What is the best way to control spammy comments in wordpress?
    What is the best free plugin available?

    #83795

    anitac
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    There is a default plugin in your installation called “Akismet” – activate that and set up and account with them. It works great, at least for me and it’s a WordPress product.


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    #83811

    javatution
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    Yes Anitac, but Akismet is a paid thing.. Do we have any free way to control spammy comments.

    #83814

    anitac
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    There is a free version of Akismet. Also, you can control your spam by going to Settings > Discussion.


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    #83824

    javatution
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    To get the key it asks creditcard information

    #83826

    anitac
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    Please re-read the screens one by one – there is a Free version there that does not require a credit card. It may be smaller print.


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    #83842

    Susan Nelson
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    I’ve been getting inundated with spam comments on one of my sites even though I have Akismet running. I installed the Invisible Captcha plugin and it put an immediate stop to it. http://wordpress.org/plugins/invisible-captcha/


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    #83844

    anitac
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    Thanks for sharing that Susan! By any chance would you know if it would work for bbPress forums?


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    #83845

    Susan Nelson
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    No problem! I’m not sure if it will work for forums. I would test, but I recently removed my forums. Sorry about that!


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