At this point, I’m deleting spam replies to my posts by hand. Is there a plugin which would filter the obviously spammy ones before I get to them?
There may be an official plugin for CP, but if using CPv1, Akismet Version 2.4.1 will install.
Thanks. I wondered about that but didn’t see it on the pinned list.
Antispam Bee is a great plugin to fight comment spam and it’s compatible with CP:
Thanks! I just installed the earlier version of Akismet, but I’ll keep this one in my back pocket just in case.
on several sites, but covers more than just comments
Thanks for the reco! I’ve installed akismet, but I’ll keep an eye on this if that doesn’t work out.
If you’re running Akismet, make sure you check the settings. One deletes comments you’ll never see. And a long time ago, that was problematic because your best commenters would end up flagged by Akismet (because they comment a lot) and get deleted.
I haven’t used it for over a decade, so I don’t know whether it got any better or not. But just in case I would at least start out with it putting comments in spam so you can skim them and rescue any real comments.
I may be biased, but the best anti-spambot plugin was the GrowMap anti-spambot plugin (G.A.S.P.). There used to be a free version. But the developer has health issues and turned it over to someone else. And they never released an updated free version.
I still run it by running CommentLuv which I wouldn’t actually run anymore if I could use install GASP by itself.
Thanks so much for the detailed reply! I will definitely check the settings on Akismet.
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