How to Block or Blacklist Comments and Spam From Your Wordpress Website

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It's time for your daily dose of Wordpress Wisdom! In today's quick tutorial I'll show you how to block or blacklist spam comments from your website. As we grow our website one of the inevitabilities is receiving spam comments from bots. Sometimes they're just walls of text, maybe filled with a ton of random links, or just complete nonsense. To help block and blacklist some of this from happening again, there's an easy few steps to take and I'll show you exactly how!

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Hi Eric,

Some time ago I was also receiving messages similar to yours. But, since I installed the WP Armor - HoneyPot Antispam plugin, they stopped.

Now which version is the most recommended?

Do you use these steps to avoid installing a new plugin?

Thank you!
Diana.

I tend to prefer this method over adding a plugin, but it's totally up to you. With this you nip the spam in the bud.

Great information thank you !

You’re very welcome!

Great wordpress wisdom. I haven't had any on this site, but I went in and changed the settings, so now I'm all set for that random bot and set up my block or blacklist, which I did not know I could do, LOL.

Always keep learning! 👍🏼

Pretty good stuff again, Eric!

Jeff

Thanks Jeff!

You bet, Eric, and Thank you!

Jeff

Really useful tip Eric... It's so annoying when you get them and they just keep coming back...

Defo going to be going through my spam folder.

Thanks

John

Every little bit helps :) Glad you enjoyed it!

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