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  1. #1
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    help keep bots out of my blog ??

    Greetings -

    Simple web site:
    www.oldWithoutMoney.com

    Implemented WordPress a little while ago via cPanel's Fantastico widget -- vanilla implementation.

    Just about every day, I get spam comments in the blog's Inbox for moderation.

    Was wondering if folks had general tips on how to prevent or minimize this sort of nuisance and make the blog less bot-accessible, and/or where I might read up on ways to do so.

    Thanks.

    - Richard

  2. #2
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    Have you considered using a CAPTCHA plug-in to prevent automated comment spamming?

    Link:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-captcha-free/
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  3. #3
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    Have you considered installing Akismet?

  4. #4
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    Akismet is the way to go.
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  5. #5
    Akismet thirded. Been using it for over 2 years and have never had a piece of spam fall through it so far. Touch wood.

    I believe it's already included with Wordpress - you just need to activate it within the dashboard under "plugins".

  6. #6
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    Oct 2007
    Location
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    Thanks to all.

    I installed iDope's Captcha-free.

    Seems to be doing the trick -- in the stats I can see behavior indicative of blog spam, and s no comments have appeared to be moderated.

    Cheers,

    - Richard

    www.oldWithoutMoney.com

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