How to Stop WordPress Comment Spam
- Use a plugin 01:10
- The free plugin Akismet will protect your site from the majority of spam comments.
- 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.
- Turn off anonymous comments 05:32
- By default, WordPress requires visitors to fill out name and email to post a comment.
- 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.
- 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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