Block all Spam Comments and Trackbacks from WordPress
Every blogger or webmaster who are using WordPress as a CMS for their websites, they are facing massive attacks of spam comments and trackbacks/ping-backs. I was also face same problem when start using WordPress but fortunately after some experiments with different plugins I got success to block all spam comments completely from WordPress. So I decided to share these plugins with you to remove all spam comments. These plugins detect spam comments and move them to spam box automatically.
Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin (GASP) is a best plugin ever to block spammers to submit comments. It generate a check box after comment box which is only visible to humans and invisible for bots. The good thing for this plugin is that you only check a box no need to write irritating captcha codes. So first of all install this plugin which is available for free in WP plugins directory.
It is alternative of GASP plugin actually, but if you continue facing some spam comments after installing GASP then install CSW Comment SPAM Wiper it will remove all bot attacks. Good thing of this plugin is that if it is fail to catch any spam comment you can manually move that comment to spam box and this plugin remember it and next time that type of comments automatically moved to spam / deleted by Wiper . It will also remove all trackbacks spam.
All spam bots post links in their comments, so if we disallowed links in comments body then we can protect our blog by spammers. So Anti Spam Comments do this task for you. You must install this plugin. It will protect users to post links in their very first comment. When you approve first comment of that user, so from the next comment he will be able to share links in their comments.
This is also very helpful WordPress Plugin. It will block all intelligent spammer bots who are looking genuine and passed by other plugins. So I recommend you to install this plugin too. This plugin adds a CSS style sheet or image in the source code. When a browser loads that style-sheet / image a cookie is dropped. If that user then leaves a comment the cookie is checked. If it doesn’t exist the comment is moved to spam. It also check comments speed, if user write and submit comments too fast it will block the user.
MY RECOMMENDATIONS TO BLOCK ALL SPAM COMMENTS
I recommend you to install all above plugins, I am also using them. I have a great experience with them. I have not receive even a single spam comment in my pending box. Some themes do not support GASP plugin, so don’t worry about it, just install others 3. They will also block all spam from you site. I notice most of the bloggers recommend to use Askimet, No doubt it is also a powerful and good plugin to block spammer’s comments but Askimet is not for free now so I will not recommend you to use it if you are newbie and not afford it.
Note : You must empty your spam box daily. Just go to your Spam box and click a single button to empty spam box completely.
You are welcome to share your experience with WordPress and tell us your story that how you overcome huge and massive spam in your website ? Specially those bloggers who are just shifted from blogger to WP. Happy Blogging with WP and Good Bye to all Spammers