by John Dalesandro.
Block WordPress comment spam, trackback spam, and pingback spam through intelligent analytics instead of interactive challenge response tests.
Logic is used to identify spam comment submissions. No user interaction is required. The spam blocking mechanisms work transparently behind the scenes. Most visitors will require longer than a few seconds to read a post and add a meaningful comment so any comments submitted within a short time threshold are identified as spam. Comments containing a large number of links are flagged as spam. The plugin uses an encrypted code and a honeypot to filter robotic submissions. All field names added by the plugin are randomized to prevent detection based on a source code signatures.
Configuration options include:
Blocking options include:
1. Deactivate the plugin on the Admin -> Plugins screen. All plugin files and settings will be retained.
2. Delete the plugin on the Admin -> Plugins screen. This deletes the plugin files, plugin database tables, and all plugin settings stored in the database.
The plugin uses a number of methods to block spam comments without requiring additional human interaction (captchas). While these detection methods significantly reduce automated spam, they may not block all low quality, human entered comments. Use the diagnostic e-mails to establish the appropriate settings and thresholds to block the most spam. The plugin only blocks spam comments submitted through the default WordPress comment form.
No. The plugin only blocks spam comments submitted through the default WordPress comment form.