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CatsWhoCode.com:
Top 10 ways to stop spam in WordPress
September 03, 2009 @ 09:11:57

In a recent post to the CatsWhoCode.com site Alex Denning takes a look at ten ways you can help stop those dreaded comment spammers on your WordPress blog.

Spam is a nuisance, and as bloggers, we have all experienced a flood of spam every now and then. Not only is it a pain, but it can slow down your blog and use up your resources. In this post we'll look at ten ways to combat spam.

Here's his list of suggestions - some can be combined with others to give you additional protection:

  • Install Akismet
  • reCAPTCHA
  • Ask your readers to do 1+1
  • Stop spam trackbacks
  • Make users login to comment
  • Ban spammers by IP
  • Ban spammers by IP, on a massive scale
  • Deny comment posting to no referrer requests
  • Stop content theives
  • Stop spammers stealing your images
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