Fight Spam with Spam Free

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: Wordpress

This morning, I woke up and logged in to check the daily stats of my blog . I got quite a surprise when I saw this:


Previously, I had been getting a few spam comments, but nothing this major. It was time to bring out the big guns. I’d read Akismet did a pretty good job, however, I was having trouble getting it to work. I then discovered another plugin called WP-SpamFree (original isn’t it?). The description is as follows, “Powerful anti-spam plugin that virtually eliminates comment spam. Finally, you can enjoy a spam-free WordPress blog! Includes contact form.” Just the thing I needed.

I followed the simple instructions to install it and had it up and running within minutes. It actually requires no configuration to get working, which I found delightful. WP-SpamFree doesn’t use captcha to verify comments, it uses a mix of javascript and cookies to stop spam bots. Because 99% of spam bots can’t read javascript, adding cookies aswell reinforces it as almost 100% of spam bots can’t read both javascript and cookies.

So, if you are having spam problems with your WordPress blog, or want to be pro-active, I suggest you download WP-SpamFree today.

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