How to stop spam in WordPress in just 5 minutes from now.Picture of Spam on Shelves

A Warning and a Quick Recommendation

I came back to my blog yesterday to discover that it had been spammed again. Now I can’t stand spam, it’s only good for dog food in my opinion —- wait a minute! wrong spam.

Start again. I had been spammed with, basically, garbage, and a lot of it, BUT . . .

Fortunately I have a great plugin called Akismet installed on this site, and it intercepted every single one, while letting proper comments through to let me read and approve them.

325,000 and counting!

If you take a peek at the bottom of the right hand column, you will see just how much unwanted spam has been blocked from this site alone. At the time of writing, it’s over 325,000. That’s a lot of crap to filter through, and you can avoid it simply by installing the free plug in, Akismet.

The last time I was at their site, they stated that the plugin had stopped over 100 BILLION scam posts and comments. Yes, you read that right – OVER 100 BILLION!

Use the free Akismet plugin, and stop spam on your site today.

  1. Click the link to do straight to the Akismet plugin page,
  2. Download, install and activate the plugin. (You’ll need to visit the Akismet page to get a free unique key)
  3. Done!

Five minutes from now you can be totally spam free, for ever.  Yay!!

While I’m here, I may as well stop ‘nonsense’ commenters from bothering.

I review, and try to reply to, every comment received, so when you send a comment saying “Hey Al, great post”, it won’t be added. There are a lot of people really making an effort to get ‘juice’ backfeeds to their blogs. I love to receive comments, and I reply to most, but I don’t entertain ‘bulk commenting’ time wasters. OK?

Here’s an example of one I received:

“the written content on this publish is really one particular of the top substance that We have at any time arrive throughout. I adore your submit, I will are available back again to examine for new posts.”       ?????????????????????????????

Any translation suggestions welcome! How should I reply?

Whinge over, back to the main reason for this post today.

Install the Akismet plugin today if you want to avoid idiots turning your work into nonsense.

See you soon

Alan

 

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