On a WordPress platform, there can be spam accounts, spam within forums, spam product orders, and spam comments in posts which may be frustrating at times.
Comment threads are one of the first areas that are targeted for spam; this is where spammers can post links to their spam sites and other less-than-desired information.
The most obvious way to prevent spam in comments is to turn off comments. This might be advantageous for a business-centric site, as that is inviting trouble (in the form of flames, trolling, negative feedback, or support requests). To turn off comments, follow these steps:
- Log in to your WordPress admin page.
- From your Dashboard, go to Settings, Click on Discussion.
- Uncheck the option for Allow people to post comments on new articles.
Scroll down and click Save Changes.
- If you don’t want to completely disable comments for some reasons, you can set the comments limit to only registered users and require administrator approval for every comment. Both options should be enabled if you want to leave commenting on for your site.
- .There is another unique feature to use in this same section. In the Comment Moderation section, you will see a text area that allows you to enter a blacklist of words that, when detected in a comment’s body, title, link, email, or IP, will cause WordPress to hold the comment for moderation.
Click the Save Changes button after you add text to either the Moderator or Blacklist.
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