For this site I use the famous WordPress CMS, it really is brillaint, but because of its popularity spammers love it too. in the last week, I have had nearly 100,000 spam comments! I had to turn off comments, and clear the database from the MYSQL backend, since there were too many comments for the administration panel to cope with.
The spammers basically have generic comments and then a link to thier own sites, (A very bad attempt at SEO). Because they can automate it, they can litterally spam the web with thousands of backlinks overnight…
Hugely annoying for people like me who don’t want to spen their time sifting through comments to see whether they are spam or not, I have cary pluginsenabled on here but obviously, they aren’t working. So I have tried a couple of things that I read in this article, ‘5 way to stop WordPress Spam’ to try and stop them. Since I cleared the pending comments in the database I have had 9 comments in 20 minutes… But in the last 10 minutes, I haven’t recieved any since implementing idea 4 from the article. fingers crossed that is enough….for now!
Originally posted 2011-02-18 14:59:18.