In an earlier post I commented about the nightmare of comment spams. It was getting completely out of control. I was getting, on the average, 20+ comment spam every hour. It was crazy!
Then I found this : How to Identify and Control Blog Comment Spam on WordPress.
There are a lot of sites that talk about how to control comment spams. Some of them are really good, too. However, I really like the way this site presents the information in a structured, step-by-step way. I learned quite a bit about the various aspects of comment spams and the tools available to combat them.
I implemented the following:
- Comment author must have a previously approved comment
- Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
- Turn off trackbacks
It’s been 2 days now and I have received ZERO comment spams. I don’t expect this nice streak to continue forever, but it’s been great living spam-free while it lasted.
Kudos to the author!