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.

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3 Responses to “Life-Saving, Spam-Fighting WordPress Plugin”

  1. Wowee, Mad! This sounds great! Thanks for the tip.

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  3. Squeaky says:

    I hate spam as well and I am always looking for better solutions. The problem with the math questions, which kinda punish your readers to comment. Probably, things like that cause you to lose commentators.

    Thank you for the information about this plugin, I have downloaded and I will try it.