Akismet is one of the best Spam filtering plugin but still it’s not bad. Because it learns from user algorithm and once few Webmasters mark your comment as spam, it’s becoming little tough to get out of Spam box.
Apart from that it’s a big loss for the blogger also as some useful comment gets into Spam folder and if you get lots of Spam probably you will not try to find out legit comment from spam folder and delete all of them at one go.
Here I’m sharing one useful WordPress plugin which I suggest everyone of you should try to add it into your WordPress blog, as this will help commentators and you (Bloggers) as well.
I know the title of this post sounds funny and looks impossible, but that is not in a situation where you have conditional captcha. I do get over 400 spam comments on my blog youngprepro everyday but after installing this wordpress plugin I haven’t gotten a single spam comment.
How Does this plugin Work along with Akismet?
Many of the spam comments we recieve on blogs are made by bots and these bots keep on sending spam comments to your blog. What conditional captcha does is that if akismet marks any comment as spam the author will be taken to another page that is automatically generated by conditional captcha and the fellow will be asked to fill a captcha, if the commenter can’t fill the captcha (which bots cannot do) the comment will automatically be deleted and if the captcha is filled correctly the comment will be approved.
Don’t be confused by the name of this plugin and this plugin won’t put any physical and obtrusive captcha on your blog, and it will only show a captcha to any commenter whose comment is marked as spam.
How to Stop Spam Completely on Your Blog
- Download and install the conditional captcha plugin.
- Activate and follow the instructions you see on your wordpress dashboard to visit the configuration page under Plugins> Conditional Captcha
- Make sure you select the following settings as you see in the image below
4. After doing the above, click update settings and you are ready to go.
Over to You!
Have you heard of this plugin before? Do you think it is possible to overcome Comment spam completely? Feel free to share your thoughts below!
Get Free Blogging updates in your Email