Why you should use WordPress anti-spam plugin? I think, one of the best functions of WordPress is commenting. It helps to communicate with readers simply, and engage them to your WordPress blog. However, it is the first aim of spammers since it is a simple way to get backlinks. If we do not handle this function correctly, our websites will be full of spammy comments that ruin its quality.
Fortunately, there are many ways as well as WordPress comment plugins to protect your blog. Here I would like to show you the must have comment plugins that helps with anti-spamming.
Essential Comment Plugins for Spam Prevention
AKISMET - This good old plugin helps to keep away spammy comments. It checks your comments automatically and if it shows some sort of spam marker it automatically put it into the spam folder. Sometimes, it is too sctrict, so non-spammy comments are labeled, therefore I suggest you to check akismet folder regularly.
GrowMap Anti-Spambot Plugin - A solution can be to have less spam is to use captcha, the only problem is that it will also prevent “normal” users to submit their comments, simply because nobody likes spending time with typing in those hard-to-read characters. GASP works differently, instead of using captchas the commenter must click on a button that he is not a spammer. Simply and effective way of prevention.
What makes this plugin even more useful is that you can set the box label, so you can greet, thanks and ask the commenter.
WP-reCAPTCHA – In case you prefer to use captcha for protection I suggest you to use this WordPress anti-spam plugin. It is really easy to set up.
In my point of view of you use Akismet and one of the last plugins above you can surely protect your site from spam comments.
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