Life-Saving, Spam-Fighting WordPress Plugin
I don’t usually write about technology, unless I’m writing limericks and haiku about sundry computer, spam, email, voice mail, and other techie aggravations.
But I’m making an exception today because I want to share my wonderful discovery: WP-SpamFree. I’m not exaggerating when I say it miraculously removes the WordPress comment spam moderation headache. How? It blocks all spam coming from bots; i.e., almost all spam. So it never even gets into your moderation queue.
I don’t know about you, but I used to wade through so much spam while moderating comments, that my eyes would glaze over and I’d inadvertently delete a legit comment. In fact, sometimes I’d get so disgusted, that I’d delete all pending comments without looking at them — I just didn’t have time to scan them and find the very few worth keeping.
Anyway, a few days ago I installed WP-SpamFree on both of my WordPress blogs, and my moderation woes ended immediately. Now my comments moderation screen is almost spam-free — it just shows just a bit of human-posted spam plus comments worth approving. So no more wasted time and no more accidentally deleted legit comments.
Oh … in case anybody’s wondering … I was NOT paid to rave about this fabulous (and free) plugin.