If you run a wordpress site like mine you will be constantly bombarded with thousands of spam comments one after the other…pushing real comments out of the window. Here I will list a number of ways you can get rid of all that spam.
Akismet is a good plugin to start using.. its free (for basic use) The plugin works by using data it has gathered from analyzing millions of sites and using that data akismet prevents known spammers from posting on to your site.
Doesn’t annoy your readers as much as other ways!
Blocks most known spammers that are one the akismet database.
Akismet is not effective at preventing spam that akisment doesn’t know about.. ie new spammers (Ip addresses) that have not made it onto the blacklist
Using captcha is another good way to prevent spam sort of…
Annoying to your users.
If the bot knows how to solve your captcha by using programs such as GSA captcha breaker it renders the whole process pointless. (adding a simple custom captcha question to your comment forms that is unique to your site will help prevent this: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-no-bot-question/)
Spam word black list
Just add this list of words to the comment blacklist found under Settings >Discussion AND THAT’S IT! How it works is that wordpress will ignore any comments containing words found in the blacklist..
Sends any comment with the words ugg or nike air max to your spam folder.
Sometimes non spam comments if they do contain a word that is in the blacklist will be pushed into the spam folder.
Turn off track backs and pingbacks
Remember to turn off trackback and ping backs by unticking
“” in your discussion settings for peace and quite.
Hardly ever will you get a real track back.
You wont get pingbacks from real other blogs linking to yours.
Doesn’t seem to work for wordpress pages.
Peace at last!