I am currently writing articles about the plugin to improve the security of blogs and avoid spam on your blog, I feel the need to touch other security issues is very important for the bloggers, and the Anti Spam WordPress Plugin. If you are a blogger, you have to know thousands of spam that actually overwhelm your website everyday.
I believe it is very annoying, time consuming and above all sad to sit down and sort out the day-to-day important and legitimate comments from thousands of incoming spam oak your blog. So, here are the top 5 anti-spam plugin for WordPress that will relieve you of a very annoying spam comments.
I think, Akismet is a spam filtering service which protects your blog from comment spam submitted through comment form, trackback spam or pingback spam. When a new comment, trackback, or pingback comes to your blog it is submitted to the Akismet web service which runs hundreds of tests on the comment and returns true or false. You do not need to maintain any blacklist in your part. It saves the spams in the database for 15 days in case you want to check it out manually and then automatically deletes them.
The missing part is that you do not have control over your comments. You get a blackbox with no direct control over its actions. You have to rely on Akismet’s decision. However you can submit a comment as genuine comment which is marked as spam by Akismet to the Akismet service so that it learns from your submission.
2) Simple Spam Filter Plugin
Simple Spam Filter looks for a particular pattern to distinguish a spam from a real commenter, like most of the other Spam filters. The best part for this plugin is, it can work along with Akismet and will display a captcha if Akismet flags a comment as spam. So the problem with Akismet (that it flags legitimate comments as spams sometimes) can be countered with it. If a comment gets rejected, then an error screen will be shown with an explanation of why the comment was rejected.
3) WP-Spam Free
As I have already said, Akismet was a good fighter but never a reliable one against these spams. God knows how many times I have seen Akismet predicting wrong spammers where I had deleted legitimate comments. Here is Wp-SpamFree that claims to eliminate bots but not humans.
Features of WP-Spam Free :
- Virtually eliminates automated comment spam from bots. It ensures that your commenters are in fact, human.
- A counter on your dashboard to keep track of all the spam it’s blocking. The numbers will show how effective this plugin is.
- No false positives, which leads to fewer frustrated readers, and less work for you.
- You won’t have to waste valuable time sifting through your Akismet queue anymore, because there won’t be much there.
- No CAPTCHA’s, challenge questions or other inconvenience to site visitors – it just works, etc
4) Comment Guard Pro
Comment Guard Pro (for WordPress) is designed to unobtrusively protect your blog against all types of comment spams – trackback spam, pingback spam, robotic spam using comment form, human submitted spam (where the spammers actually goes to your site to spam you; they are the hardest to detect), referrer spam etc. It provides multiple layers of protection against all kind of comment spams.
Comment guard pro plugins eliminates false positives (marks legitimate comments as spam) and false positive (marks genuine comments as spam). It is hard to eliminate false positives for large spam queue size say 2000-10000 manually.
5) Bed Behavior
Bad behavior, this plugin can also handalkan as comment spam protection plugin that has a good safety feature. This prevents spam robot blocks that link and provide it. By acting as a gatekeeper, preventing spammers from delivering their junk, and in many cases, even from reading your site in the first place.
This helps your site load down, makes your site logs cleaner, and also contribute to prevent denial of service conditions caused by spammers. Bad Behavior analyzes the delivery method as well as spammers use software. It is designed to work alongside existing spam prevention services to increase their effectiveness and efficiency. This WordPress plugin is one of the most frequently upgraded for anti-spammers.