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    How to avoid Spam comments on WordPress using .htaccess method

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    How to avoid Spam comments on WordPress using .htaccess method

    These days I’m seeing lots of wordpress spam comments.The simplest way to avoid spammer is by using Akismet wordpress pluginwordpress logo thumb10

    You can get the Akismet WordPress plugin from here.

    Though at times if you will see your comment spam page, you might find few IP’s are constantly sending comment spam. The easiest way to get rid of these spam is by blocking their IP address using .htaccess method.

    I highly recommend keeping a backup of your .htaccess file before editing it.

    If you don’t know how to edit your .htaccess file, read my previous post on

    how to edit wordpress .htaccess   file

    Here is the code that you need to enter in your .htaccess file, and upload it.

    <Limit GET POST>
    order allow,deny
    deny from 88.146.119.120
    allow from all
    </Limit>

    You can always enter more IP’s by adding one more line

    deny from xx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    You can get the IP of the spammer in your spam comment page, under wordpress dashboard

    wordpress spam comment thumb

    I find this way to be the best way to fight against the lots of spam from bots.

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    Nihar

    I did this before. When some bad guy kept spamming and also used abusive language.

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