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christycollins

How do I stop people from Spamming the comment section. It's getting hard to delete 1500 + spam comments on a weekly basis. Not sure how to do this. I don't have them spamming my contact form via email and it doesn't have a captcha either. My site is christycollins.com - Thanks and you guys are great help always!

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Rob
Christy, Best practice is to use Disqus, a plugin that helps control some of the spam. Another best practice if you don't want to use Disqus is the use of a CAPTCHA plugin. You've doubtlessly seen them... the kinds of things where you have to type the letters or add the numbers to submit the form. This ensures that the person making the comment is human and not a bot. Also, in your WP settings, read through each line to ensure that the options you select don't leave the site open to anyone posting open comments. Make sure the commenter must be registered first and that all comments are held for moderation. Finally, make certain you have Akismet activated with your API key.

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christycollins
Ok thank you and I will get this done today and see how I get along.

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