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Can anyone recommend a good spam plugin that I can use for my website? I was using WPspamshield but I had some conflicting plugins and it wasn't working well for me all of a sudden.
I am now getting so much spam and it is a problem for me to keep going through it.
What spam plugin do you use and what would you recommend?
Here are some alternatives to protect your Wordpres blog/website to spam:
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Oh wow, thanks for that great list Codebots, I really appreciate it! I was using Akismet until I think end of last year and then I changed to WPspamshield and I can't remember exactly why.
I know it had something to do with the fact that it was completely free and then I think they made some changes where the free version was not so good or they wanted everyone to pay... or maybe the free version was not so good as it was before because they were trying to get people to pay. Anyway someone I respect i the industry recommended I change my spam plugin in WPspamshield so I did for all my websites.
Anyway so I think I will give Akismet a skip... I have seen Disqus before, but don't people have to sign up to Disqus before they can comment? I'm not so keen on this simply because I will leave a website and not bother commenting if I have to sign up to something or sometimes even log on.
So that leaves Anti-Spam and Antispam Bee as my top choices... which one of the two would you recommend?
You're welcome Lynne.
In my opinion, Antispam Bee is the best option because it have a lot of options and configurations to detect spam. In the other hand, Anti-Spam only blocks automatic spam messages (sent by spam-bots via post requests), not detect spam sent via browser.
Here are some features that makes AntiSpam Bee the best option:
Excellent and thank you so much CodeBots. When I saw those two I had a feeling that AntiSpam Bee was the one I wanted to go with and you have confirmed that for me.
I will give them a go and once again thank you. It is great that I can come here and post questions when I am stuck and get such great advice and suggestions!
I'm using the default Akismet for all the Wordpress blogs and websites I manage. I really didn't have any problems with spam since none of my clients are "influencers" in the niche. So yeah, I recommend plain old Akismet for spam.
Don't know how things are for high traffic influencer very niche type blogs like yours, Lynne. I'm guessing every spammer out there wants to get a backlinks from your blog, maybe you even landed on some of their famous "lists" and that's why your getting some attacked.
I have Akismet plugin through the jetpack. So it works out for me. It has some of the easy ways to manage the plugin. You can also make use of the sucuri. They seem to have the anti spam option where the IPs are banned. So that and another option is to make use of the plugins such as wordfence. But depending on which is easier to you. I'd recommend going with jetpack.