6 Best Anti-spam plugins for WordPress blogs

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Spamming has been one of the worst ways for people to try promoting their stuff and which is always a big trouble for bloggers. They always have to moderate the comments that they are receiving on their posts, just to make sure that no spam is posed on their blogs.

In according to your FAQs comments regarding web blogs, I know that some of you guys have issues with Spamming and I’ll give you an advice on how you can choose your best anti spam plugin.

For the WordPress blogs, the availability of several plugins makes the job easier, in protecting the blogs from unnecessary spam by automatilcally throwing away the spam from the moderation section.

The idea is we can bring you a solution for your problems regarding spam issues and here are 6 of the best anti-spam plugins that you can use without any trouble on the WordPress blog. They’ll help protect your blog from spamming.

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Akismet WordPress plugin

                1.       Akismet:

This is one of the most used plugin page, which comes as a default installed one, which just need an activation on an API key. It checks every comment and sends the comment to the spam section if it is suspicious or has been already marked as a spam by any other blog owners in their blogs.

Akismet has a free and a paid option available, depending on the need. For personal blogs we can use the API key and Akismet servicies for free, but bussinesses and comercial sites can pay to get more out of it.

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WordPress Hashcash Plugin

             2.       WP – Hashcash:

This is an anti spam pugin based on the Akismet section that works on eradication of spam and sending the spam to it when the visitor fails to submit a proof that they opened the blog throught a browser.

If it passed it, then the comment is sent into moderation, or if the comment is regarded as a spam, or one sent by a robot or automated system.

Hashcash plugin also prevent trackback or pingback spam.

             3.       BC Spam block:

This plugin is similar to Hashcash and it tries to ensure that the client that has reached the page is human or a bot. A specific code is sent into the javascript and if the users don’t have the javascipt enabled, they need to just copy and paste the code into the textbox to confirm.

For preventing the trackback and pingback spam, the plugins ensures that the trackback respondes correctly to the referrer website.

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Bad Behavior WordPress Plugin

             4.       Bad Behavior:

This plugin not just prevents spammers from posting their spams on the blogs, but also sometimes prevents them from even visiting your blog, so this not just helps you keep away from spammers, but also the site’s load is always fast and the logs are clear.

It can be used along with the other spam protection servicies to ensure maximum safety of the blog.

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AVH First Defence WordPress Plugin

             5.       AVH First Defence Against Spam:

This plugin gives you the ability to block spammers before any content is served and is supported by Project Honey Pot which is a local blacklist. The visitors that are trying to post comments are checked at stopforumspam.com and this checking is done only after the content is served.

The spammers can be blocked based on the information supplied  by a third party, or by using the local blacklist of IP addresses.

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Defensio Anti Spam WordPress Plugin

               6.       Defensio Anti – Spam:

This plugin is an advanced spam filtering web service that learns and adapts on your behaviors and those of your users. Apart from the spam filtering, the plugin also helps in detecting malicious content, URL categorization, script detection etc.

Defensio usage would need you to deactivate all other plugins that work in preventing spam in WordPress blogs.

Hope this information was helpful for you and see you next time with new articles! 🙂

Bye!

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