Now a days Spam and Spamming are growing at very fast rate, People started to do it via scripts, ready-made software’s and bots for their benefits. Everyday I see that there are lots of spam comments, registration and many more things done to my site for no reason and all are bots i.e not humans. Due to this, many plugins comes into play to control and stop WordPress Spam effectively which is known as Anti-Spam plugins. Note- Google consider Spam very strictly and bans those websites who publish it, that’s why today I am going to tell you top 5 best Spam Control WordPress Plugins for Reducing Spam to minimum. Now with the help of these spam fighting plugins, you can run a more user-friendly and hassle-free system. Enjoy!
Top 5 WordPress Plugins for Fighting and Control Spam
Well Akismet is a plugin built into the WordPress system already that will filter what it presumes are spam comments into a specific spam folder. To activate it, all Akismet requires a registration key but once you are through the setup then you can literally forget the plugin. It will detects spam comments automatically from your blog and show the list to you. Also you can moderate anyone else (comment) if you find it legal.
This is a must have plugin for you. WP-reCAPTCHA Integrates reCAPTCHA anti-spam methods with WordPress including comment, registration, and email spam protection etc. The unique feature of this plugin is the collection of words from old books that it uses for CAPTCHA verification. The functionality used by this plugin was acquired by Google which helped the plugin reach the heights of fame.
Sabre is a great ant-spam plugin used to control spam registration on your WordPress blog. It is an acronym for Simple Anti Bot Registration Engine. It’s a set of counter measures against spam registration on your blog this by Inclusion of a captcha (optional- Math Test) in the registration form and many more.
Solid protection against trackback spam. Trackback validation is done with an IP/referrer check and by checking the trackback page for your URL. Bottom line: an excellent solution for stopping trackback spam. Includes Settings Page for easy configuration, including the option to delete or spam blocked trackbacks.
5. WP Hash Cash
Its a CAPTCHA-based anti-spam plugin that claims to be very effective at blocking all spam comments, pingbacks and no real comments. Additionally, the plugin protects sign-up pages from dummy bots. The plugin is 100% standards complaint with XHTML 1.1 which is hardly the case with other plugins.
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