There are many solutions to removing spam from WordPress powered websites. This particular solution is aimed at those of you who simply want to install a plugin and forget about your spam problems. No user-unfriendly CAPTCHA’s, no complicated settings pages, just install, activate and BOOM your spam problem is gone … or at least that’s the theory
I’ve been using this setup on my own site for two years now and have had only a handful of incorrect results in this time. Assuming this trend continues, then this plugin should be able to shatter your spam problems into oblivion.
Simply install and activate the plugin. No settings necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I use this plugin?
You should use this plugin if …
- you are sick of spam.
- you can not afford the costs of using Akismet.
- you do not like the idea of using external services to control spam.
Does it work for WordPress version x.x.x?
I only provide support for the latest version of WordPress.
How does this thing work?
Your plugin is stopping me from posting on XYZ’s blog!? Fixit damnit!
If comments are being picked up as false positives, then the site owner will see that in their spam queue and they can let me know directly. If not, then you were probably blocked for a good reason.
Your plugin is not stopping spam on my contact form
Doh! That will be because I haven’t hooked the plugin into whatever contact form plugin you are using. I intend to ensure it works with the major ones soon, including the Grunion, Gravity Forms and Contact Form 7 plugins. My own contact forms are still be spammed, so I will definitely be fixing this at some point, I just need to find time. (patches welcome)
There is also an experimental version of the plugin available for download which includes support for bbPress and BuddyPress user registrations and WordPress multi-site user and blog signups. Please do not use this version unless you are willing to accept some bugs being present. I uploaded an even more experimental version a while ago and had to take it down as many people assumed it would still be stable … it won’t be. This is labelled as “experimental” for a good reason. To the best of my knowledge it works just fine, but due to a complete lack of testing on my part, I would be very surprised if this does not include some major bugs. I’m simply posting this here for those who are interested in living on the bleeding edge and don’t mind a little bugginess in return for kick butt spam protection.