If you’ve ever owned a WordPress blog you’ve probably encountered web spam at several points in your life. For everything positive WordPress offers in terms of easy updating and endless plugins the experience can take a nosedive when it comes to spam comments.
Left unattended some Wodpress blogs can build up thousands of spam comments within couple of weeks. Even with the latest Penguin and Hummingbird updates from Google (designed to punish spammers in Google rankings) spam on WordPress is still more alive than ever.
Fortunately WordPress offers a variety of plugins to combat the problem, some with more positive reviews than others. After testing many of these plugins however I personally found that these plugins were either ineffective or overly difficult to install. After multiple tries I finally found the plugin that helped me get rid of WordPress Spam permanently…in 30 seconds or less!
Then plugin I found is called Stop Spammers and decided to give it a shot pretty randomly not expecting a whole lot. To my surprise my WordPress spam died off pretty quickly and I haven’t head to look back since.
Here is a screen shot of what Stop Spammers has been able to do for me so far. Close to 15,000 comments and counting have been eliminated to date.
Stop Spammers has become my spam plugin of choice and here are easy instructions on how to install it. The screen shots are probably not necessary since the install process is pretty self-explanatory but here is a look anyway:
Step 1: Login to your WordPress blog then go to the plugins tab. Select “Add New”:
Go to the search field for new plugins and enter “Stop Spammers”. The search menu will bring it up along with several other spam plugins.
Once the plugin is installed go your Plugins tab then click on “Installed Plugins”. This will show you all of your installed plugins available including Stop Spammers. Click “Activate”.
So that’s basically it you’re done! Although plugins may have varying results for different users Stop Spammers nonetheless officially gets my official stamp of approval. Give it a try yourself and see if it works for you, I’m hoping to enjoy similar results.