Is your blog getting high traffic?
Are you getting thousands of spammers on your WordPress blog?
- Why I am writing this post?
The reason is to make webmasters aware that these spammers don’t only spam your blog.
They also eat up your server’s bandwidth & increase your CPU cycles.
Moreover, if you keep track of how many visitors your site has (with , WP-Stats, or a similar solution), removing such spam will give you a better idea of how many visitors your site is actually receiving.
The AVH First Defense Against Spam plugin blocks spammers before any content is served.
It shows the following message when your blog is not made available by the plugin:
How Does AVH First Defense Against Spam Block Your IP?
The plugin checks the visiting IP in the following order:
- IP Caching
- 3rd Parties
Spammers can be blocked based on information supplied by a third-party or by using a local blacklist.
This plugin works by getting a list of spammer IPs from Stop Forum Spam and the Project Honey Pot database.
A Few Cool Features:
- Ability to add single IPs and/or IP ranges to the blacklist and whitelist.
- When an IP is blocked, a message can be displayed to the visitor with the reason why access was blocked.
- Report a spammer to Stop Forum Spam.
- IP caching system.
Also, if you already have WP-Spamfree and/or Akismet installed, this plugin still works.
Have you used this plugin? Let me know in the comments below.