I've become spamming target...

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Hi Warriors.
It seems that over nigh I've become a spamming target,peoeple posting general posts like "Awesome post" or "Good Job" and then add a link.I need to aprove each post,so it stops them although I'm still getting spam posts from difffernts IPs,I think that some software or website has targetted me...
What can I do to stop it?
#spamming #target
  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Try akismet and a captcha plugin. For added protection, use a WP hash-based spam plugin.

    If that doesn't kill comment spam, I don't know what will.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nicholas H
      Originally Posted by icoachu View Post

      Try akismet and a captcha plugin. For added protection, use a WP hash-based spam plugin.

      If that doesn't kill comment spam, I don't know what will.

      I agree with this. Both tools combined made my spam 0%, with most comments not even having links, only links to different pages and articles of my sites
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  • Profile picture of the author petemcal
    just type "spam" into the plugin search in the wordpress backend there are a ton of plugins that block this automatic comment spam.

    While we're on the subject I would also install "OSE firewall" just for extra security.
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  • Profile picture of the author obin94
    Yea any anti-spam plugin will take care of that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Disable commenting altogether, or as others have posted - have them fill out a capcha.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    Originally Posted by CrisisCore08 View Post

    Hi Warriors.
    It seems that over nigh I've become a spamming target,peoeple posting general posts like "Awesome post" or "Good Job" and then add a link.I need to aprove each post,so it stops them although I'm still getting spam posts from difffernts IPs,I think that some software or website has targetted me...
    What can I do to stop it?

    Use the WP anti-spam plug-in and you will get zero spam (at least at present) SI captcha as others of said is also a good idea to make it a belt and braces job. If your site is not active for comments turn them off, do it from 'Quick Edit' in the WP admin
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  • Profile picture of the author ronnieavelino
    Originally Posted by CrisisCore08 View Post

    Hi Warriors.
    It seems that over nigh I've become a spamming target,peoeple posting general posts like "Awesome post" or "Good Job" and then add a link.I need to aprove each post,so it stops them although I'm still getting spam posts from difffernts IPs,I think that some software or website has targetted me...
    What can I do to stop it?
    Hi,

    If you are not interested for any comments to your blog delete the comment.php which can be seen on your appearance -> editor -> comment.php

    Regards,

    Ronnie
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      You should be more concerned if you weren't a spamming target.

      Daniel
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      • Profile picture of the author Tim3
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        You should be more concerned if you weren't a spamming target.

        Daniel

        A sign of the times, lol
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  • Profile picture of the author denysapu
    All replies are good to try!
    Install and active anti-spam plugin, you can also do a moderation for comments
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    Don't worry be happy!

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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    Are you talking about being spammed on your own forum ?
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