Quick Look :-
What is a Comment?
A comment is especially a feedback from the visitor about your post given on your website. A good comment always encourages you to write more on that topic.
What is Spam Comment?
A spam comment is a type of comment which contains unnecessary links or malicious links. Some competitor or other bot traffic put suspicious links on their comment on your posts.
How to Deal with Comment Spam?
It is really a headache to deal with spam comments. Sometimes you can found thousands of spam comments every day, and it takes time to delete all those daily.
How to stop or check Spam Comments?
It is good to check spam comments before putting them on your website. You have to follow these points to check spam comments.
Use a Anti-Spam wordpress plugin.
- Akismet Spam Protection
- Spam Protection, AntiSpam, FireWall by CleanTalk
- WP Cerber Security, Anti-Spam & Malware Scan
- Titan Anti-spam & Security
- Stop Spammers
- Antispam Bee
- WordPress Zero Spam
- WP Armour
Remove Website or URL link from comment box.
Remove the website link box from the comment box will help you to block spam comments up to 90%. You may notice that we have removed this box on this blog.
In order to do that just put a code at the end in the Theme’s functions.php file.
add_filter('comment_form_field_url', '__return_false'); add_filter('comment-form-cookies-consent', '__return_false');
Restrict comment privileges to registered users only
Use this option if you want to allow the registered users only to allow them to comment. To do that follow this instruction:-
Go to Setting ->> Discussion ->> Other comment settings ->>
Tick the Box – ☑️ Users must be registered and logged in to comment
Use Comment Moderation
Go to Setting ->> Discussion ->>
Put some words there, that you think as spam. When a comment contains any of those words in its content, author name, URL, email, IP address, or browser’s user agent string, it will be held in the moderation queue.
Use of Other Comment System
Use other comment systems rather than WordPress’s default comment system. Here are some…
- Facebook Comment System
- Disqus Comment
Hope you enjoy this post. I have put some solutions for you to check spam comments on your blog. If I have left any other possible options, let me know in the comment section below. Thanks..