If you have a WordPress blog, you’ll sooner or later start seeing random, unrelated comments posted on your site. That is called “comment spam,” which can be very annoying! These spammy comments can take up space, “taint” your blog with unprofessional language, confuse your blog readers, and could even include links to undesirable sites.
Fortunately, there are WordPress plugins that can reduce comment spam for you so that you won’t need to spend time manually deleting them. Just install one or more of these plugins and activate them, and kiss those spammers goodby!
Top 7 WordPress Plugins to Help Combat Spam Comments:
Our favorite. It’s been working very well for us. You’ll see the plug-in page on wordpress.org is written in German, but the plugin interface is in English and easy to set up.
Akismet comes bundled with WordPress; you just need to get an API key from Akismet.com to use it. Fee-based for business use.
Another popular, well-rated anti-spam plugin.
Anti-spam by CleanTalk
Fee-based after a trial period. Seems to have good tech support.
Includes spam-blocking contact form feature, and protection from user registration spam as well.
Stop Spam Comments
Super simple plugin that does not require any setups.
Using CAPTCHA (the system that asks you to enter machine-unreadable characters before you submit comments to ensure you are a human) is one of the most effective ways to block spam comments, but that could be annoying to some commentators, too. This plugin allows you to show the CAPTCHA screen only when certain conditions are not met.
Just like with any plugins, each of these has its own unique functions. See which one would work the best for you.
Give em a try and leave your comments below…