Are you using WordPress for your blog?Tired of tackling spam?Don’t worry.You’ve got several anti-spam appliances in the form of plugins for WordPress to help you a lot.As your blog progresses you are prone to get a hell lot of spams and that’s normal.Several of them are spammed for backlinks too.Manually tackling them can take time and frustrates you.Even i get an average of 15 spams a day for techmissile.If you have a better blog,the more spams you may receive.
Identifying spam comments:
Now,this ain’t something easy.Identifying spam comments is difficult.If they have stupid and irrelevant links,then you are lucky.
Eliminate them.But sometimes they may look decent like:
Your blog’s awesome!I’ve bookmarked it!keep the good work up!
What do you say now?
so go ahead and use some help available out there.
Here are 5 anti spam plugins for wordpress:(click on the links on the respective titles to visit those plugins’ sites)
Probably the best spam tackler.It’s a plugin which identifies and blocks comment and trackback spam on blogs with integration to various blogging systems.It’s Free for personal use.It tests your comments,pingbacks and trackbacks thoroughly with several tests and then decides if it’s worth being posted.
I’d say that it is a must for every blog.So,go ahead,try it.
I really want to praise this plugin.Wordpress-recaptcha!
It keeps spams at bay!And i used it for my blog too!But there’s something interesting.
When i removed this plugin my comments rose at a rate of 200% :-0
This means that visitors are lazy of verification.So,if you are really in need of genuine comments,rely on it!It is worth trying.But may reduce your actual number of comments.But not too much.
This is another plugin for wordpress which helps spam trafficking.
It eliminates digital rubbish from your blog in a safe way.And a good thing is that you can Block comments and pings from specific countries and Automatically cleanup the spam folder.You can also Allow comments only in certain language.So,try this if you wanna filter comments on basis of languages.I faced this problem too.I should probably try this.
This plugin for tackling spam in wordpress is different from the other ones due to it’s method of usage.It is used to close comments on your old posts and prevent spams.
You can do this with wordpress by default too.But the good thing is that you can designate some posts to have comments kept open indefinitely.
So,this plugin is useful if you want to keep comments open on certain posts and closed on some other ones.If you think you may get spams for some specific posts very much,close it.
Defensio has several advantages and is not only for spam tackling.This can be used in your apps too.They say, “advanced spam filtering web service that learns and adapts to your behaviors and those of your users”.So,it works in a smart way!Using it along with other anti-spam plugins will bring problems.
NOTE:Do not use akismet along with defensio.And also other anti-spam plugins too.
Hope the info was useful to you.Enjoy using the anti-spam plugins for wordpress.