November 06, 2004


It is bad enough when those f*#%ing comment spammers hit my site, but they already hit my sisters site - her first day out of the block - and that pisses me off.

I am familiar with MT's IP blocking and blacklist, but I don't know how to deal with those idiots in WordPress. Any advice?

Posted by Vox at November 6, 2004 07:29 AM | blogs

I use wordpress and what I did was lower the amount of urls permitted in a comment to 2. That will keep the spammers who post mass amounts of urls in their comments from being able to do so - - The comments will be cued and then they can be deleted.

To do it:

Login to WP
Click Options
Click Discussion

Under "Comment Moderation" the default I believe is 5 - change it to 2.

To get rid of moderated comments:

Click Edit
Click Awaiting Comment
Then delete them

Not sure if you knew that or not, but thought it good to share :)

Hope this helps.

Posted by: Uptown Girl at November 6, 2004 09:26 PM

I don't know anything about WP so anything you have to offer is greatly appreciated. I will get in there and change that ASAP.


Posted by: Vox at November 6, 2004 11:11 PM

There is a plugin for WordPress called WPBlacklist which is supposed to emulate the functionality of MTBlacklist. You can download the plugin here:

I hope this helps!

Posted by: Mike at November 7, 2004 06:58 PM

I was getting 50 or more a day until I took Lisa's advice:

Change the name of your wp-comments-post.php to something else - - I changed mine to something like: stopspam-post.php.

Then in your wp-comments.php template -- look for this code:

/wp-comments-post.php" method="post" id="commentform">

And change the wp-commens-post.php to the file that you renamed it to.

For example, since I renamed my wp-comments-post.php to stopspam-post.php -- that line in the wp-comments.php now looks like this:

/stopspam-post.php" method="post" id="commentform">

If that turns out to be unintelligable, her solution can also be found here:

Posted by: Michael at November 8, 2004 08:27 AM

there is a word press plugin that creates an image with a security code in it. the user has to type in that security to post a comment. extremely easy to set up and works like a charm.

Posted by: broken at November 9, 2004 07:05 PM