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  • #2988

    grifter
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    Hi

    I am trying to remove this field from my comments section because of people posting affilate links etc. Tried some instructions to do this on the Web but none seem to work.

    The field is the Website field after name and email.

    Thanks

    G

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    #2991

    Bill Murray
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    Try using Nick’s Genesis Simple Comments plugin, available in the WP repo.


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    #3003

    grifter
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    Ok will have a look at that thanks

    #3851

    grifter
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    Ok I added this and set no URL. However I am still getting incoming comments with URL field and spam. When I look at the site logged out it only has email and name field, what gives?

    http://yourhealthandvitality.com/

    G

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    #3896

    Bill Murray
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    Those are likely bots submitting comments without using your comment form.

    Let’s take a step back: are you thinking this will reduce spam or are you just hoping to avoid URL’s of which you don’t approve?  For reducing spam, this technique helps, because it will break the form submissions on some bots, causing them to go elsewhere to post their spam rather than to have a solution that applies to you.  However, the reduction takes a while to happen.  Some use a 2nd piece of code that marks any comment with a website field as spam, since that comment could not have come through your form.  This is just 1 way to reduce spam, and probably not the best way.

    If you just want to avoid URL’s of which you don’t approve, you removed the URL field but that might encourage commenters to include more URL’s in the body of their comments, which is a common indicator of spam.  That might cause legitimate comments to appear as spam.  You might be better off leaving the URL field, moderating comments, and have a good anti-spam plugin.


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    #3953

    grifter
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    Basically I want to stop these trash spamming comments. The comment still has a name, email and URL field but on my blog it only has name, email. How can anything physically override the blog layout and still post URLs? So you’re saying it takes a while for this plug in to effect the comments being posted?

    Can’t I just remove the comments altogether and put disques or facbook there?

     

    #3963

    anitac
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    Yes, you can use Disqus for sure and it’s easier to implement. I use it on several of my client sites. Try the Disqus.


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