Stop Spam In WordPress With These 10 Free Plugins

Stop Spam In WordPress With These 10 Free Plugins

Do you receive a lot of spam on your WordPress website? Do you spend a lot of time of going through and delete all unwanted spam? If the answers are yes! Then it’s time to do something about the irritating problem.

Personally, I thought it was very annoying with all the spam that I did receive every day before. And there are definitely better ways to spend the time and let WordPress plugins take care of all the spam.

I use Akismet, which probably is the most widely used spam catcher. But there are also other plugin alternatives that are just as good and effective.

In today’s article, you’ll find 10 free WordPress plugins that you really should take a closer look at if you want to reducing comment spam on your WordPress website.

Start spending your time doing more constructive things. Such as writing articles and forget all the problems with spam comments. An occasional comment always slips through. But hey! Better with a few now and then than hundreds every day.

Which plugin do you use to stop comment spam?

Akismet

Stop Spam In WordPress With These 10 Free Plugins

Akismet is one of the most used WordPress plugins to help you stop spam comments. Akismet will check every comments against the Akismet Web and catches every suspicious comment. Is is very easy to use. Just activate the plugin, get a Akismet.com API key and you are up and running. The plugin will work right out of the box.

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Stop Spam Comments

Stop Spam In WordPress With These 10 Free Plugins

This is another easy to use plugin. The Stop Spam Comments plugin is a simple tool to stop comment containing spam. No captcha is required. This is a effective spam comment blocker. The plugin is lightweight and your website performance will not be affected. Install the plugin,  activate it you have a spam-free WordPress website.

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WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam

Stop Spam In WordPress With These 10 Free Plugins

WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam is a all-in-one anti-spam WordPress plugin. It stop and eliminate comment spam, trackback spam, contact form spam, user registration spam and including options to remove trackback and pingback spam. This is a powerful, user-friendly plugin. It is a easy to use plugin you can use to block all sorts of spam.

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Anti-spam

Stop Spam In WordPress With These 10 Free Plugins

Anti-spam is a free WordPress plugin that blocks spam in comments automatically. There is no no captcha, no moderation queues and no options. Install and activate the plugin on your plugins page and it just works right out of the box. This is another great plugin who help you to stop and block comments spam in an easy way.

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Stop Spammers

Stop Spam In WordPress With These 10 Free Plugins

Stop Spammers is a plugin that effectively stops spam registrations, logins and comments using multiple checks. The plugin is not active as long as your visitors browsing your site. It only kicks in if a form is submitted. Stop Spammers checks known spammer hosts such as Ubiquity Servers, disposable email addresses, etc.

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Spam Master

Stop Spam In WordPress With These 10 Free Plugins

Spam Master is a spam protection plugin that help you to block new user registrations and post comments with real time anti-spam lists. The plugin comes with automated spam learning function. Spam Master includes a lot of features and options and makes no use of Javascript or Ajax to keep your website fast and alert.

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Spam_BLIP

Stop Spam In WordPress With These 10 Free Plugins

Spam BLIP is another very effective plugin that stops comments before they are posted. When a comment is actually submitted Spam BLIP uses a filter to check user-set black and white lists, existing comments that are marked as spam, and of course Spam BLIP’s own database records.

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No Spam

Stop Spam In WordPress With These 10 Free Plugins

No Spam is a free efficient anti-spam WordPress plugin. It is simple to use and install. The plugin checks the differences between humans and robots when they visit (or crawl) a page. It add a field in the comment form. After a submission, the plugin check if this field exists.

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WordPress Zero Spam

Stop Spam In WordPress With These 10 Free Plugins

WordPress Zero Spam is a plugin that automatically blocks registration spam and spam in comments. No setup and any additional configuration needed. Just install the plugin, activate and you’re up and running. No captcha, no moderation queues. It block spam registrations and comments with JavaScript.

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Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin

Stop Spam In WordPress With These 10 Free Plugins

 

This is a free WordPress plugin that will add a checkbox to your comment form. Asking users to confirm that they are not a spammer. The check box is generated via a client side javascript that bots cannot see. It should stop 99% of all automated spam bots. Just install the plugin, activate it and you are on your way for a spam-free website.

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Please leave a comment and tell which plugin you use and can recommend. Is there perhaps an even better free WordPress plugin that is not in the list. Let us know.

Peter

Peter is the founder of WP Daily Themes. He is a big fan of WordPress and loves to write about WordPress, themes and plugins. You find him here at WP Daily Themes all the time! Cheers!

Comments (2)

  1. Hi Carl! I agree and it is so annoying with all the spam you receiving as comment. But with a working plugin you can put an end to this. Hopefully these plugins will help others to stop spam comments. Thanks for your comment!

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