Spammers terrible, they have no use other than to annoy the blogging ecosystem. They can be frustrating, but you really do not have to worry much as I am going to show you the best way to stop spam on WordPress.
If you spend time clearing your spam section in your WordPress blog, then you wasting too much time on people who don’t deserve your it. Before I begin, you may want to check how to protect WordPress blog from hackers.
The steps written in this article to stop spam on WordPress is from my personal experience. It is going to work for you like it worked for me.
Previously, bloggers used some technically advanced methods like inserting some piece of code on .htaccess file, it did work in the past, not anymore!
Some users experienced great success using GASP (Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin) which I tried, but it came with the annoying captcha, that got me really pissed off. So, I had to do further experiments that works seamlessly and without captcah or a check box!
Stop Spam On WordPress – Under The Hood
Firstly, ensure that you have Akismet running on your blog.
Stop Spam On WordPress – Introducing “Anti-Spam”
This is the first plugin I install on any new WordPress blog, the file got me thinking when I realized it was just 10kb. What kind of job can a little plugin do? I wondered! To find out, I gave it a try, the trial was absolutely perfect.
This plugin will stop spam on WordPress plug effortlessly, once installed; you don’t need any further action on your end. You just have to watch spam been consumed like wild fires.
The most incredible features of the Anti-Spam plugin is that you won’t get to see those annoying captcha and there is no check box! That’s more like it, I call the plugin the Terminator, if you know what I mean.
Get: Anti-Spam plugin.
Hint: For optimum result, combine Akismet plugin and Anti-Spam plugin together.
Stop Spam On WordPress – Introducing “Disqus”
Disqus is a third-party comment platform that has improved over the years since I wrote the review on Disqus. The comment platform works very well on WordPress blogs, integration is pretty simple. You also get improved interaction with users visiting your blog.
The striking feature about the platform is that, on installation, you do away with about five comment plugins that generally improves the comment section. This is the most complete commenting platform in the blogosphere, using it helps to stop spam on WordPress since you are going to control how users comment on your blog.
This way, bots, even when sophisticated cannot walk into your blog and mess it up. You are covered with this commenting system that has an excellent moderation user interface and sleek design. It doesn’t add any server load to your resources as everything is done on Disqus server.
My methods works and has been tested to stop spam on WordPress blogs efficiently. I hope this was helpful.