Comment spam is not only annoying, its a time waster as you have to painfully delete it on a ongoing basis.
Automattic, the company behind WordPress, offer a solution which kills comment spam pretty much 100% of the time except it won't block specific countries.
Its the Akismet plugin for WordPress.
The only problem is Akismet is free for non
commercial use so if you’re website or blog is used for business, you’ll need to make a donation if you want to do the right thing.
Another option which can be used on a commercial site for free is Anti Spam Bee.
This free anti comment spam plugin for WordPress detects & manages comment spam.
Included in comment spam is pingback and trackback spam which spammers use as a sneaky way of trying to place a link automatically in your comments using spam software:
Anti Spam Bee Protects Cleans Up Digital Rubbish On Your WordPress Site
Using a free anti spam plugin will not only save you time and money it will relieve the annoying pain of having to look at and manage spam on a daily basis.
Here’s the benefits you’ll receive once you install the anti spam bee plugin:
- Trackback and pingback check
- Automatically cleanup the spam folder
- Allow comments only in certain language
- Spam may be marked or deleted immediately
- Email notifications about new spam comments
- Quick & Dirty: activate, set settings, done!
- Optional strict check for incoming comments
Block Comment Spam by Country & I.P Address
This also allows you to easily generate code to allow or deny in your .htaccess file.
Antispam Bee for WordPress is engineered by Sergej Müller in Germany
Have you ever wanted to block comment spam from a specific country or I.P address?