Help ASAP.Comments taking all my Bandwidths

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I have a blog on the wordpress platform, But comments have eating up all my bandwidth,
How do i stop these comments since some are pure spams.I have about 40 articles on the
blogs.Any plugin to stops those comments.

I have disable all the checklists in the Discussion admin of the wordpress admin control, what
more can i do.

These comments are taking all my bandwidth please help with the solutions asap
#asapcomments #bandwidths #taking
  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
    You only have to read this piece of information: Enable and Disable Comments in WordPress

    I've also found a WP plugin, for which I'm not an affiliate of, just in case you don't want to follow the one I gave above. Here it is: Disable Comment in WP

    I hope this helps.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Real comments can be valuable additions, so I hate turning them off altogether. What I've arrived at is a one-two combination that keeps things manageable.

        > Install and activate both Akismet and Bad Behavior plugins.

        > Set comments to 'all comments must be approved by an administrator'.

        Just don't get sucked in by flattering comments. Check out this thread:
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        • Profile picture of the author jeteowo
          I have installed Akismet, but its asking for Akismet API key

          Akismet is almost ready. You must enter your Akismet API key for it to work.

          Where do i get the Akismet API key
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Thompson
            You can get your Akimest API key by signing up for a free account at, and they'll provide you with an API key to use.

            Whilst enabling Akimest will stop the comments from being posted, it's not going to stop the bots accessing your site and attempting to post comments, so you wont save any bandwidth in the short term.

            My suggestion would be to filter the traffic via Cloudflare - they filter out "junk traffic" before it gets to the server, so you'd cut off the spam bots before they even reached your site, thus saving your bandwidth.

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          • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
            Originally Posted by jeteowo View Post

            Where do i get the Akismet API key
            Here you go.

            Sign up for the Personal package and you'll have the option of getting your API for free. You can turn the slider all the way down to ZERO or can donate a minimum of $6 for your use of the plug-in. It's up to you. I have donated from time to time, but have also grabbed my API for free. Do as you personally please regarding that.

            You're going to fail. If you're afraid of failure then you do not belong in the Internet Marketing Business. Period.
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  • Profile picture of the author mindfulness
    You can use Recaptcha to prevent spam comment
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    • Profile picture of the author DJL
      I put the following disclaimer on all my blogs:
      "If I want your opinion, I'll ask for it."
      Works for me!

      None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
      --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Elective Affinities (1809)

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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by DJL View Post

        I put the following disclaimer on all my blogs:
        "If I want your opinion, I'll ask for it."
        Works for me!
        That sounds almost like one of my old bosses. His version was"

        "If I want your opinion, I'll give it to you."
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