How to Stop WordPress Comment Spam

  1. Use a plugin 01:10
    • The free plugin Akismet will protect your site from the majority of spam comments.
  2. Turn off comments altogether 02:18
    • If you need a fix for comment spam, you can turn off comments on your website.
    • If you have quality comments already on your content though, we would recommend that you didn’t turn comments off because Google and other search engines do assign a value to engagement.
  3. Turn off anonymous comments 05:32
    • By default, WordPress requires visitors to fill out name and email to post a comment.
  4. Make sure that you have comment moderation enabled 06:07
    • What this means is that you have to approve comments. That way you can see what is being published to your site.
    • It comes default enabled, but just check it to make sure.
  5. Enable captcha 06:57
    • You’ve probably seen these when filling out a form.
    • It’s when you have to type the letter/number combination shown or select various items in a photo.
    • Capchtas verify that you are a real person and not a robot.
    • Use the plugin Google Captcha to use a captcha on your comments.

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