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Spam in comments form

I am getting a lot of spam coming through the comments form on the site I am managing for my client.

Is there a way to implement a captcha for the comments form to stop the barrage of spam?


Scott Herman

Scott Herman 0 points

  • 1 week ago
Simon Clay

Simon Clay 127 points

Hi Scott,

There isn't an out-of-the-box way.

There are however two other options: honeypot and Akismet: as described here:

I use honeypot for my sites and I find it quite effective. I prefer these to captcha, which puts the hassle onto the end user to prove they are not a robot.

Akismet works very well in my experience.

Just enable akismet and you'll get like 1 false positive a month...