[thelist] WordPress comment spam

Chris Johnston fuzzylizard at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 09:44:48 CDT 2006

On 4/14/06, Paul Waring <pwaring at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've switched that on now and I seem to be getting the same amount of
> spam, but at least it's going into the moderation queue instead of
> showing up on the site. It's a shame that there doesn't seem to be any
> built-in moderation options (e.g. "if the URL or name contains viagra,
> delete it"), but I'll have a search for a plugin that might be able to
> do that.
There is a feature that does that -- the blacklist. There you can specify
terms and words that if they appear in a comment, that comment is
immediately sent to either moderation or just deleted.

If you are looking for a plug-in, try Spam Karma 2. It is about the best
that I have seen. I use it on my site and reduced the comment spam from
50-100 comments a day to virtually zero. I still get the odd one through
every few months or so.




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