WordPress Anti-Spam Solutions

Is your WordPress blog being hammered by comment, trackback, and/or referrer spam? Then look no further than the WordPress Codex document on Combatting Comment Spam. This comprehensive document will guide you through using WordPress’ default anti-spam tools, provide you with anti-spam plugins and captcha, and teach you how to block spammers with .htaccess. This is a recommended read for all WordPress users.

Currently, MacManX.com uses Bad Behavior and Akismet.

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  1. […] ping spam on WordPress. John has a few words to say about stopping spam on WordPress. And, MacManX.com has a few words to say about stopping spam on Wor […]

  2. One of the reasons I hate anti-spam plugins is I just received the highly insulting message

    Spam Karma: Your comment looks suspiciously like spam and has been moderated. It will be displayed once the admin approves it.

    when I left a simple comment on a post on this site.

    This is why I decided to come up with a way to stop comment spam without comment spam plugins.


  3. Well, it’s kind of on the same line as seeing “Your Comment is Being Held for Moderation”. Anywho, yours was moderated because your “server request contained the HTTP_VIA header,” which is how a majority of my spam arrives.

  4. It seems that Bad Behavior will stop my SPAM-ING Problems for my comment script. I think I am gonne try it out. Thanks for the advice..
    Greets Jens

  5. You’re welcome, Jens.

    Version 2.0 of Bad Behavior should be released today. Keep your eyes peeled on Lunacy Unleashed for the announcement.