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10 Actionable Ways to Stop Comment Spam on Your WordPress Blog

10 Actionable Ways to Stop Comment Spam on Your WordPress Blog A comment spam is an irrelevant or unsolicited comment on a blog post. It adds no value to the post and may contain advertising or links to other sites. How Can Comment Spam Affect Your Blog? Lower ranking of your website Bad impression If Google thinks you're fostering bad links, it will rank you lower in its search results. If your blog is littered with spam comments, it shows lack of modera- tion and maintenance. Loss of trust If your readers land on unwanted or obscene sites after clicking links on your blog, they'd lose faith in you as a credible and serious blogger. Signs a Comment Might Be Spam If you answer "Yes!" to one or more of these questions, the comment is probably spam: 3. 2. -4 Is the comment made with a fake email like Does the comment contain an irrelevant link or too many Links? email@email.com? 5- Is the comment self promotional or irrelevant to your blog post? Is the comment too incoherent or written in another language? 6. 1. Is the comment made with keywords (instead of a real name) in the name field? Is the comment made with a link to porn, gambling or other questionable sites in the URL field? 10. Actionable Ways to Stop Comment Spam, Use CAPTCHA This lets your blog detect if a user is human or bot. How? You can use Google's free CAPTCHA service called reCAPTCHA: goo.gl/C8U5RX 1 28ivw Activate Akismet This plugin comes pre-installed with all WordPress installations. Just activate it and get the API Key. How? From your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins and click "Activate". Then go to Akismet.com/plans and sign up to get the API Key. W A vestidd + New SEO * Portfolio This theme recommends the following plugin: Parallax Backgrounds for VC. * FAQ Begin installing plugin | Dismiss this notice * Team Members * Testimonials Don't miss your crawl errors: connect with Google Search Console here. * Appearance All (8) | Active (6) | Inactive (2) | Update Available (2) * Plugins Bulk Actions Apply Installed Plugins O Plugin Description Add New Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly spam. It keeps your site protected from sp this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet O Akismet Editor Activate Edit Delete SiteOrigin Widgets * Users Version 3.1.3 | By Automattic | View deta * Tools Hello Dolly This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the l most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, right of your admin screen on every page. * Visual Composer Activate Edit Delete I Settings Version 1.6 | By Matt Mullenweg I View d Ban spammers by their IP You can deny spammers using certain IP addresses access to your blog. How? Take a backup of the .htaccess file first. Then open the file and add these lines: Order allow,deny Deny from Allow from all htaccess x Code Split Desgn Lave G. O. 81. D. E C Tide: # BEGIN WordPress RewriteEngine on RewriteBase /trading-site/ RewriteRule ^index\- php$ - [L] RewriteCond ${REQUEST FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond ${REQUEST FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule () Ahttp://%(REMOTE_ADDR}/$ [(R=301,L) 10 3 11 # END WordPress 2 12 3 13 Disable trackbacks You can disable trackbacks (comment-like notifications) from other blogs when they link to your posts. How? Go to Settings » Discussion and uncheck the box. "Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks) on new articles". W A vestidd 02 0 + New SEO I Comments * Portfolo Default article settings A Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article * FAQ M Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks) on new articles * Team Members M Allow people to post comments on new articles * Testimonials (These settings may be overridden for individual articles.) 4 * Appearance Other comnnt settings M Comment author must fill out name and e-mail * Plugins O Users must be registered and logged in to comment & Users O Automatically close comments on articles older than 14 days * Tools V Enable threaded (nested) comments 5 levels deep * Visual Composer O Break comments into pages with s0 top level comments per page and the last A Settings Comments should be displayed with the older comments at the top of each page General Writing Reading E-mail me whenever Anyone posts a comment Discussion O A comment is held for moderation Media Permalinks Before a comment appears O Comment must be manually approved Page Builder V comment author must have a previously approved comment Turn off comments on old posts Legitimate comments come in the few days after a post goes live. Spammers often target old posts. Stop them. How? Go to Settings » Discussion and check the box. "Automatically close comments on articles older than days". W A vestidd 02 + New SEO Comments * Portfolio Default article settings V Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article * FAQ E Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks) on new articles * Team Members V Allow people to post comments on new articles * Testimonials (These settings may be overridden for individual articles.) * Appearance Other comment settings V Comment author must fill out name and e-mail A Plugins O Users must be registered and logged in to comment * Users O Automatically close comments on articles older than 14 E days * Tools O Enable threaded (nested) comments 5 levels deep * Visual Composer 9 Settings O Break comments into pages with 50 top level comments per page and the last Comments should be displayed with the older- comments at the top of each page General Writing Reading E-mail me whenever 2 Anyone posts a comment Discussion O A comment is held for moderation Media Permalinks Before a comment appears O Comment must be manually approved Page Builder V Comment author must have a previously approved comment Use honeypot protection You can put a hidden field in your comment form. Humans won't fill it since they won't see it. Bots will fill it and get blocked. How? Install and activate the plugin, "WP Spam Fighter". Then go to Settings » WP Spam Fighter and enable "Honeypot protection". W A pczthelimoservice o 11 . + New * Testimonials Threshold in seconds 10 is protected by an anti-spam feature that requires (0) seconds to M Contact Message for users * Appearance Error: this site uses Javascript validation to reduce comment spam by & Plugins Message for bots W A pc2/thelimoservice O 11 Users * Posts E Tools Honeypot O There is a new version of Responsive Menu available, View version 2.85 details or update now 9 Media 3 Settings Set options for the honeypot spam blocker. 2 siteOrigin Widgets Bundle Deactivate Edit Manage Widgets Support I Pages A collection of all our widgets, neatly bundled in Honeypot protection Version 1.1.2 | By SiteOrigin | View details General Comments Writing Reading Honeypot H form element name more comment O There is a new version of SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle avalable. View version 1,4,4 details or upd * Testimonials Honeypo Text area 9 Contact O siteOrigin Widgets Bundle Deactivate Edit Manage Widgets Support A collection of all our widgets, neatly bundled in Discussion Reg tcha Version 1.1.2 | By SiteOrigin | View details Media * Appearance O There is a new version of Social kons Widget available. View version 15.07 details or update no Permalinks options for No Captcha reCaptcha. * Plugins SiteOrigin Page You need to register your domaln and get keys to enter below. Testimonials Widget Easily add social proofing to your website with T Installed Plugins Settings Deivate Edit Version 3.0.3 | By Michael Cannon | View deta Recaptcha protection Add New WP Spam Fighter Editor O Theranew version of Testimonials Widget available. View version 3.2.0 details or update ne SiteOrigin Widgets O WP Spam Fighter Comment spam prevention without moderation Version 0,5.1 I By Henri Benoit I View details S Users Settings Helo Deactivate Ede Tools O Plugin Description Settings Remove URL field in comment form You can completely prevent users from filling their site URL when they comment on your blog. How? Install and activate the plugin, "Hide-n-Disable-comment-url-field". V A pc2/thelimoservice O11 + New 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) GO to y * Posts Version 3.0.4 | By Automattic | View details 9, Media O There is a new version of Akismet available. View version 3.1.3 detals or update now. L Pages 7 I Comments Contact Form 7 Just another contact form plugin. Simple but fle Settings Deactivate Edit Version 4.1 | By Takayuki Miyoshi | View details * Testimonials O Hello Dolly This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope a famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. Wher V Contact Activate Edit Delete * Appearance your admin screen on every page. Version 1.6 | By Matt Mullenweg | View details * Plugins Hide-n-Disable-comment-url-field It disable and hide the URL field from Wordpres /Function_Reference/comment_form Installed Plugins Deactivate Edit Add New Version 1.0 | By Sharad Kumar Chhetri | View d Editor SiteOrigin Widgets O Page Builder by SiteOrigin A drag and drop, responsive page builder that s Deactivate Edit Support Forum Newsletter Version 2.0.7 | By SiteOrigin | View details *Users Hold comments for moderation If your blog doesn't get too many real comments, then hold them all in moderation until you manually approve them. How? Go to Settings » Discussion and check the box, "Comment must be manually approved". W A pczthelmoservice O 11. + New Howdy, adm Comments O Automatically close comments on articles older than 14 days * Testimonials E Enable threaded (nested) comments 5 levels deep E Contact O Break comments Into pages with 50 S top level comments per page and the last - page displayed by default P Appearance Comments should be displayed with the older comments at the top of each page & Plugins & Users E-mail me whenever V Anyone posts a comment + Tools E A comment is held for moderation a settings Before a comment appea Comment must be manually approved General E Comment author must have a previously approved comment weng Reading Comment Moderation Hold a comment in the queue if it contains 2 or more links. (A common characteristic of comment spam is a large number of Discussion hyperlinks.) Media When a comment contains any of these words in its content name. URL e-mal or IP, it will be held in the moderation queue One word or iP per line. It will match inside words, so "press will match WordPress. Steongn Page Bulder E Responsive Menu O Colapse menu Disable anonymous commenting You can make users validly register before they can leave a comment (only use this if you're desperate). How? Go to Settings » Discussion and check the box, "Users must be registered and logged in to comment". W A vestidd 0 2 + New SEO I Comments * Portfolio Default article settings V Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article * FAQ 9. I Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and track * Team Members I Allow people to post comments on new articles * Testimonials (These settings may be overridden for individual articles.) * Appearance Other comment settings V Comment author must fill out name and e-mail * Plugins O Users must be registered and logged in to comment & Users O Automatically close comments on articles older than 14 - Tools V Enable threaded (nested) comments 5 - levels deep g Visual Composer 1 Settings O Break comments into pages with 50 A top level commen Comments should be displayed with the older comments a General Completely disable comments If you're really desperate to put comment spam behind you, use this option. How? Go to Settings » Discussion and uncheck the box, "Allow people to post comments on new articles". W a vestidd 02 + New SEO Comments * Portfolio Default article settings V Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article * FAQ V Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks) on new articles * Team Members V Allow people to post comments on new articles * Testimonials 10 (These settings may be overridden for individual articles.) * Appearance Other commenttings V Comment author must fill out name and e-mail * Plugins E Users must be registered and logged in to comment A Users E Automatically close comments on articles older than 14 days + Tools V Enable threaded (nested) comments 5.- levels deep * Visual Composer O Break comments into pages with 50 E top level comments per page and the last A Settings Comments should be displayed with the older comments at the top of each page General Writing Reading E-mail me whenever M Anyone posts a comment Disc 2 A comment is held for moderation Media Permalinks Before a comment appears O Comment must be manually approved Page Builder V Comment author must have a previously approved comment How To Start A Blog online.net | C お 扣 草 き 回 C も

10 Actionable Ways to Stop Comment Spam on Your WordPress Blog

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A comment spam is an irrelevant or unsolicited comment on a blog post. It adds no value to the post and may contain advertising or links to other sites. Comment spam harms your blog in many ways. Firs...

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