I need to prevent all comments on a site that is getting overrun . I have turned off comments and trackbacks through the Genesis Theme settings and disabled comments on Media but they still keep comming in. I also can not see where they are initiating the comment when looking at the post. The latest spam comment was on this post:
The spam comment before that was on this one:
And there are 14 more from just yesterday/
Does anyone kow what I can do to stop this commnent spam?
Akismet is one of the best solutions.
You can also add a captcha plugin with a check box.
Try this plugin as well http://antispambee.com/
Make sure you have set the discussion settings so all new comments are moderated by an admin.
The last resort is to hide your comment form or completely remove comments altogether
Thanks. At this point the client wants to remove the ability for anyone to comment. Do you know the best method to do this in Studiopress?
Go to Settings > Discusssion and uncheck this box next to this text Allow people to post comments on new articles.
Then you can also remove the comments form by adding this code to your child themes functions.php file.
Code not displaying? Grab it from Github.
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