Combat Comment Spam
Comment spam is a fact of life if you have a blog, but using WordPress, you have not only some good built-in tools at your disposal, but also some excellent plugins and methods you can use which are constantly being developed. Please do not think that you can ignore the issue of comment spam – you cannot. There is no ‚one size fits all‘ method that will protect your comments. Spammers use many tactics, so you need multiple defences. Remember too that spammers change the way they attack too, so you must keep whatever you install uptodate. Each plugin will have a link to the author’s site – use it 🙂 This page represents all the methods I am currently aware of, but check the Support Forums for updates (though I will try to keep this page updated). Take the time now to make your blog as spam-proof as you can, and use more than one method of doing so.