Since I’ve started posting more regularly, I’m getting over a hundred spam comments a day on each post, which kinda drowns out the few real comments I get. Yes, I hold first comments from new visitors for moderation, but I’ve missed several real comments that got deleted when I bulk-deleted the spam. (Thank you, friends, for being persistent and picking up the phone when your comments didn’t appear!)
Today I’ve added two new-to-me plug-ins that several of my WP expert friends recommend:
- Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
- Simple Trackback Validation
Between them, these two should prevent the real junk from hitting my moderation queue, allowing me to move legitimate comments online more quickly.