I think every blogger loves to get comments on their blog sites. But when they get spam comments on their blog, I think they fell very annoyed with those comments. I also feel very annoyed with those comments. It is a big problem for bloggers. Today I want to give you some tips to protect your blog from spam comments. Here are ways to protect your WordPress blog from spam comments.
Many bloggers get spam comments from trackbacks. Some bloggers are using trackbacks on their blog sites. But You should not use this option on your blog. You can disable this option from your admin panel.
Use Akismet Plugin:
Akismet is one of the best WordPress plugins. It fights with spammers and spam comments. Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see comments are spam or not. After installing the Akismet plugin you have to need an API key to activate this plugin.
reCAPTCHA is anti-spam methods with WordPress blog including comments, registration, and email spam protection. By using this plugin only human can enter comments on your blog. You should use reCaptcha on your WordPress blog. Over 100K sites use reCAPTCHA on their sites including Facebook, Craigslist e.tc. I’m using the reCAPTCHA plugin on my blog. It’s really a great plugin.
Use the Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
A few days ago I installed this plugin on my blog. This plugin will add a checkbox after the comment area for asking the comment author to confirm that he/she is not a spammer. It is a really great plugin. You can install this plugin on your WordPress blog.
Use the WP-Ban Plugin:
It is another great plugin. You can use it for blocking spammers to visit your blog. When you will ban those spammers’ IP address they can’t visit your blog site. When they will visit your blog they can see a ban message on your blog. You can also ban the referrer URL from visiting your WordPress blog.
These are some tips to protect your WordPress blog from spam comments. What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment area.