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Two plugins reduce WordPress blog spam to zero

Posted by Charles | October 23, 2006 .

Blog spam eats big chunk of bandwidth. Turn off comment? No, that’ll make blogger very lonely. Ask for user registration for comment? No, who the $#% think you are! Well, if you are lucky enough using wordpress. These two plugins will reduce the spam to zero. In my case, 700 spams per month to zero.

 

Akismet – “Remember the days before spam?”

As usually, install wordpress plugin is really just upload the files, period. This one needs extra step though. you need get WordPress Key to inactivate this plugin. But it’s well worth it. Once all set, this plugin will catch 100% spams to your site. In my case, very rarely, it took couple of good really comments too. However, this plugin won’t save your bandwidth. Go get the next one.

Peter’s Custom Anti-Spam Image Plugin for WordPress

You must know the thing called “Captcha”. It’s the twist image word or number that you need copy to the a field on a form. Usually on user registration form or, yes, the blog comment form. There are a few WordPress Captcha but the most easy one is the peter’s. All you need to do is installed (upload it) and activate it. That’s it. No more spam. Glad us human beings are still better than computer programs on pattern recognization.

It seems I don’t even need Aksmet anymore. We’ll see.

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5 Comments so far
  1. jameswillisisthebest  September 8, 2007 2:16 pm

    This is my first post
    just saying HI

  2. pyrethrum  September 19, 2007 10:29 pm

    Hi,very colorful article in this nice website. I will come here usaually to support you.So beautiful photoes of these lovely flowers. So is this article here,and. I will often come. Pls keep it.

  3. Max Kima  March 24, 2008 9:34 am

    Akismet is a useful thing! I used it and some spam list with different adult and drug words. It works, the amount of spam is reducing!

  4. Pitter  September 3, 2008 11:18 pm

    nice blog. interesting article.

  5. watch ufc 109 online  January 20, 2010 8:53 pm

    I’ve been using Akismet with amazing success. I never heard of the other plugin but i’ll take a look!

    Thanks,
    Joe

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