In a bid to stop the torrent of comment spam from relentlessly hitting my blog (and yours too I bet), I entered the spammer’s IP address into the WordPress blacklist, hoping to see him/her deleted off the face of this earth without the need for moderation. I guess my idea of security backfired when I realize ANY comment left behind would also be blacklisted (thus deleted without my knowledge). Guess WordPress blacklists only works with keywords and not IP addresses.
I used to employ the Capcha anti-spam system on WordPress, but stopped using it since it was more of a hindrence on the end-users… a price they shouldn’t be paying. It’s amazing that spam is, till today, still a major issue for most WordPress users.
Can anyone recommend a decent WordPress anti-spam plugin?
UPDATE: Tried Bad Behavior: spam still got through. Tried Spam Karma 2: spam got caught! But that’s not all… Spam Karma 2 is incredibly advanced with all kinds of spam filters which you can tune to your delight. If there’s only one anti-spam plugin you need, get Spam Karma 2!