We all Hate despicable SPAM.We really get annoyed whenever we see any unwanted messages to our Email Inbox.It seems the practice of unwarranted intrusion by newer marketing companies and bloggers to spearhead Traffic and Clients often results into unsolicited replies to your websites.
The Abhorrent Spam practices have a nuance of complete automation to send bulk messages to your websites using Tools like Google Search Engine Ranker and Bots to autofill comments section of your website.
A Brief Prologue of WordPress Anti Spam Plugins
There is a veritable deluge of WordPress Plugins to Combat WordPress Spam threats.The Most Popular being the WordPress AKISMET Plugin from Automattic,contributors of WordPress CMS platform.However, you have to Signup for an API Key to use Akismet.
In my website, i am using WordPress Zero SPAM and it is the Best Best WordPress Plugin to Prevent SPAM so far encountered till date without slowing down websites.
About WordPress Zero SPAM
WordPress Zero Spam blocks registration spam and spam in comments automatically without any additional config or setup. Just install, activate, and enjoy a spam-free site.
Zero Spam was initially built based on the work by David Walsh.
Major features in WordPress Zero Spam include:
- No captcha, spam isn’t a users’ problem
- No moderation queues, spam isn’t a administrators’ problem
- Blocks 99.9% of spam registrations & comments
- Supports caching plugins to help provide great performance
- Blocks spammy IPs from ever seeing your site
- Extend the plugin with action hooks
- Theme & plugin integration for any form on your site
- Optional logging, so you can see who’s trying to spam
- Advanced settings for complete control
- Contact Form 7
- Gravity Form
- Ninja Forms
Note: This plugin does not work with Jetpack Comments. For more information, seehttps://wordpress.org/support/topic/incompatible-with-jetpack-comments.
How to Install WordPress Zero SPAM
- Go to Plugins->Add New-> Search WordPress ZERO Spam and Install it
- Do not Forget to Activate WordPress Zero SPAM Plugin in Dashboard
How to Configure Wordpress Zero SPAM Plugin
Go to Settings->Zero Spam and Click Respective Check Boxes.Save Changes I have posted my settings below for Best WordPress Antispam Plugin
|WP Generator Meta Tag|
It can be considered a security risk to make your WordPress version visible and public you should hide it.
If you are using CloudFlare, disable this option. Follow this guide to let CloudFlare blacklist spammers.
|IP Location Support|
IP location data provided by freegeoip.net. API usage is limited to 10,000 queries per hour.
|Auto IP Block|
With auto IP block enabled, users who are identified as spam will automatically be blocked from the site.
|Blocked IP Message|
Enter a short message to display when a blocked IP visits the site.
|Spam Comment Message|
Enter a short message to display when a spam comment has been detected.
|Spam Registration Message|
Enter a short message to display when a spam registration has been detected (HTML allowed).
WordPress Zero SPAM Plugin Offers a lot of Options and Customisations.You Do not Require any API Key Registration.It works on the principle of “Simple Install and Forget the WordPress SPAM”.If you have any Other Plugin that Prevents Spam, Please Do tell me. Moreover, I have been using Block Bad Bot Feature from All in One SEO Pack to block referral spam.