How to prevent spam comments and bot registrations in WordPress

Do you want to stop spam comments, spam registrations on your WordPress website? Spam bot is a huge annoyance to you and your site. You may think it’s due to the low level of your site, your server or your theme. However, it’s almost irrelevant. Indeed, spam bot is a matter of almost all websites, all platforms on earth. It’s one of the earliest problems of WordPress that all sites, all themes has to take for granted. There should be a reason why Akismet is the first plugin in WordPress, and it’s always there when you try to install a new WordPress instance.

What are spam bots? Why they spam MY SITE?

These are small scripts that were developed by hackers and backlink builders to scan through the entire Internet to collect information, spread information … In most case, they just want to comment with a link to their profile so that they can earn a free backlink.

If your site is being attacked by spam bots, you’re quite unlucky because they found you (via Google, or any other search engine) Fortunately, preventing spam bots is very easy, and everyone can implement methods to their site to effectively prevent spam bots.

How to block spam bots in WordPress?

As I have mentioned many times and again, whatever you want to do in WordPress, just search for a plugin, and you’ll find the solution in just a few clicks. Yes, it’s that easy!

If you search for SPAM on WordPress plugins, you’ll find plenty of plugins that can do the job well. There’re a lot of plugins with more than 10k+ active installs (equally currently using by 10k websites). The data shows you how serious the Spamming problem really is with WordPress.

Best plugins to block spams and give your site the most effective security

WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam – All-in-One Spam Protection

All-in-one WordPress spam protection, with NO CAPTCHAs, challenge questions or other inconvenience to site visitors.

100k+ active installs

 


SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam

Adds Secure Image CAPTCHA on the forms for comments, login, registration, lost password, BuddyPress, bbPress, wpForo, and WooCommerce checkout.

300k+ active installs

 


Spam protection FireWall, AntiSpam by CleanTalk

Spam protection, antispam, all-in-one, premium plugin. No spam comments & users, no spam contact form & WooCommerce spam. Forget spam.

50k+ active installs

 

WordPress Zero Spam

Zero Spam makes blocking spam comments a cinch. Install, activate and enjoy a spam-free site. Even supports third-party plugins!

 

All In One WP Security & Firewall

A comprehensive, user-friendly, all in one WordPress security and firewall plugin for your site.

500k+ active installs

Antispam Bee

Easy and extremely productive spam-fighting plugin with many sophisticated solutions. Includes protection against trackback spam and privacy hints.

200k+ active installs

 

User Spam Remover

Automatically removes spam user registrations and other old, unused user accounts. Blocks annoying e-mail to administrator after new registrations.

2,000+ active installs

Spam Comments Cleaner

Delete all the SPAM comments of your WordPress site in a regular time interval. To start the scheduled script this plugin using wp_cron hook.

6k+ active installs

Stop Spammers Spam Prevention

An aggressive anti-spam plugin that eliminates comment spam, trackback spam, contact form spam and registration spam. Protects against malicious attacks.

30k+ active installs

 

Hopefully, this article gives you an insight on how to remove spam and strengthen your site’s security.

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