Here’s the collection of few best anti-spam plugins for wordpress, and they are going to make your blogging experience much better then ever. If you consider me personally then I usually spend more than 15 minutes every day ( I used to spend ) just deleting the comments and trackbacks. You will amazed to know that by mistake I confirmed one of the malicious comment and my blog was down from more than 3 hours. The hacker moved into my database and deleted them, removed my wordpress installation. I don’t know how but it really happened. So stop each comment and review them before approving them.
So are you ready for such havoc blogging experience, I bet you are not.. If so Please read the reviews on each plugin I have made and also check what are the precautions my blog takes to prevent spam from now onwards.
Best Anti-Spam Plugins For WordPress
Now here moves my list, all of these plugins are tested by me personally on this blog. They are compatible with latest wordpress upgrade. All of them are good but I can’t use them all.
1 ) Akismet : This is the world’s most popular anti-spam wordpress plugin. This plugin is used by many eCommerce website, problogs. Akismet uses an API for its functionality. It also has different subscription options for both enterprise and personal level.
But according to me this plugin is do nothing good for you. I mean to say, a plugin which will just scan the comments whether its spam or not and if so, will mark it it as spam. So what’s the benefit, I am still getting the spam comments in my blog, and I have to look at them. Akismet is not designed to stop any comment bots. But instead it has some write rules to verify the comment. This is a kind of work which you can do with your own wordpress comment moderation system. But if the power of Aksimet is combined with any of the anti-spam plugins listed below, then it will become the most powerful comment moderation system ( Going little higher ). Get Akismet
2 ) G.A.S.P : This is my favorite. My blog will not stand up even an hour without this plugin. Before installing this, I used to get more than 40 to 65 comments each day, in which few of them were some real and the rest were just spam. It used to take me more than 5 to 10 minutes to check the real ones. It was really a hard job. But then I finally came to Growmap Anti Spam-bot Plugin. Its the best one I have ever used. It just adds the check box below each comment box, now if you are human just click on it and the comment will be verified. This is a kind of task which cannot be completed with any commenting bot. And this doesn’t even hurts any of your visitor, they don’t need to fill up any boring words. Grab GASP here
3 ) Keypic : This is another no captcha anti spam wordpress plugin. Keypic is an online service and it uses it api to run on blogs and stops almost all comment bots automatically. It also scans all incoming comments to check whether they look like spam or not. The best part is, it protects your wordpress blogs login area from brute force dictionary attaches. This plugin is compatible with contact form 7. With the newest edition, you don’t need to register at keypic, but you will have some limitations. This plugin and its services are free, so its always better to register their. Get your no captcha plugin Keypic
4 )Project Honey Pot : This plugin automatically scatters the invisible links from your spam comments into the honeypot directory. This helps prevent same types of comments in the near future, for not only your blog but for whole community. Remember that this plugin doesn’t prevent any spam comments, but this prevent the spammers from commenting on the whole. So if you have any new spammer, then he will not be blocked, but in the future he will not be able to put comments. By installing this plugin you will contribute in this open project. Contribute for Honeypot
5 ) Math Reloaded : One of the most loved anti-spam plugin by whole community. This barrier doesn’t make your commenter upset, its gives them easy maths calculations like addition, subtraction, and also prevent almost all kind of spam bots crawling your website. Maths reloaded automatically gets attached to new user signup page, login area, comment areas. This plugin also supports buddypress. So install it now.. Maths reloaded
So according to me these are the best anti-spam plugins for wordpress. I wish in the coming future their will be much better services to first never ending spam. Please leave your suggestions in comments.