Let’s face it, spam is part of a blogger’s life. With WP coming out with 2 new security updates over the past 2 weeks, askimet has been trying to keep up, as well. Unfortunatley, my spam appetite is completely FULL. More than I can possibly handle.
In search of stop-gaps
So, off I went in search of stop-gaps. I found this post quite helpful. I read through the suggestions and decided to try out the WP-recaptcha. Well, if they past 10 hours have any signs of success, then it was a plugin well-worth adding. I had 2 spam comments in que this morning, versus, the 100 that would have normally been there. It’s funny also, the more active your blog is, the more spam you get. (I.e…the more you post, and the greater your traffic, it seems the spam bots find you a lot quicker.) I’m not sure why, but it was something I noticed on my 2 month hiatus.
So, What do you do?
Don’t delay, give it a try today. Here is a link to the WP-recaptcha plugin. Or, you can simply add the new plugin easily from your dashboard. As a bonus, it also has an email-hide capability which supposedly helps to prevent the spam bots from getting your/& your commentors email addresses. The cost was worth the price of admission. Huh!