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 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.
Stop Spam Comments
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WordPress Zero Spam
Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
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.