Top 7 Anti-Spam WordPress Plugins to Effectively Control Spam Attack

By | September 29, 2013


There are thousands of Spam attacks your blog has to face every day and the spam comments is one of the most serious problems that bloggers face. As a blogger you have to daily read comments, making sure they are not spam.

Here are Top-7 Anti-spam plugins that will not only save your time by using the blocking spam bots so you can comment on your blog.

1. Akismet – The undisputed Number 1 Anti Spam Plugin
AKismet Plugin is the most popular spam WordPress plugin. To be able to use AKismet, you first need to register yourself to get the API key. When any new comment comes to your blog, AKismet will automatically check the comment via its web service and determine whether it is spam or not. The suspected comments are marked as “spam”. The user can go through them later and can even bulk delete them.

2) Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
This plugin adds a checkbox to your comments form and therefore making it sure that comments are submitted by legitimate humans and not spam bots.

3. Bad Behavior
With more than 500,000 downloads, Bad Behavior a PHP-based solution for blocking link spam has protected many blogs from the attack of spammers.

4. AVH First Defense against Spam
This plugin uses a different approach to attack spam. This plugin first checks the IPs of the visitor confirming if the IPs exist in the Local blacklist, database or the Project Honey Pot. This way the spam comment gets blocked even before it reaches your site.

5. Defensio Anti-Spam
If you want to protect your web application or blog from comment spam then Defensio is an ideal spam filtering web service. Use Defensio alone as the use of this plugin with other anti-spam plugins will only cause you problem. So before using this plugin, do make sure the other plugins are deactivated.

6. Anti Spam
If you want to stop comment spam, Anti-spam plugin is for you. It blocks spam in comments automatically and does not require captcha or moderation.

7. Spam Free WordPress
Todd Lahman’s comment spam blocking plugin that blocks automated spam with zero false positives.

One of these plugins will definitely help you protect your website from spam. In case you know of a wordpress plugin which is better than these do let us know