Spammers have designed programs to generate comments in such a way that it will automatically comment on your WordPress blog instead of physically visiting your site.
Lots of bloggers use image captcha or math captcha in their WordPress site to confirm that the commenters is not a spammer but a real visitor.
But, Spam programs are built in such a way that it does not require spammer to fulfill the arguments that are put by these captcha before submitting your comment form.
Today, in this article we will show you how to prevent spam comments on your WordPress site by using a simple free plugin.
Preventing these spammers is not that easy in normal WordPress theme or installation. There are specific built in Plugins available to fight these kinds of attack.
Akismet is a plugin developed specifically to prevent spammer from your blog.
After installing the plugin, Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against the global database of spam to prevent your WordPress site from publishing malicious content.
When the programmer sends a spam comment to your blog, this plugin will checks all comments and filters out the ones that look like spam. You can easily find out which comments were spammed or unspammed and which were caught or cleared.
The problem with Akismet plugin is that it will not stop manual spammer in spamming your website.
For this problem, we suggest you to remove the URL section from your WordPress site’s comment form as these spammers are mainly interested in getting a link from your website for their SEO purpose.
Try this with your blog and let us know if you are able to prevent comment spams for your blog.