10 Best Anti-Spam WordPress Plugins

WordPress bloggers are well aware of spam comments.  All of us has gone through it at least once. Some people utilize bots to generate numerous comments and then spread it on blogs for backlinks creating trouble to us. Besides, it’s irritating as well.

So, if you have a blog on WordPress platform or you are planning to start a new site, you must take spam protection process very seriously so that you can maintain the overall quality of your site.

Fortunately, you don’t need to spend much time to delete spam comments because now you can knock it out easily from your WordPress blog with the help of some anti-spam plugins. Also, if you don’t want to use the default WordPress comment system you can go for third party commenting system like Disqus

Now no more delay. Let’s go straight to find out 10 best anti-spam WordPress plugins to counter spam comments in your WordPress blog.

Also Read: wpDiscuz: A New WordPress Comment System

Plugins to Protect Spam Comments

Akismet

No doubt that Akismet is no. 1 spam protection for WordPress blogs with over 20 million downloads. Don’t need to install as it inbuilt with WordPress set up. But you require an API key to activate this plugin.

You’ll get it for free for personal use from the official site. It works perfectly to catch spam comments but sometimes it stops good comments. no problem, you can recover  from settings.

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Stop Spam Comments

You aren’t going to understand how fantastic is it by looking at it once? I do underestimate the first time but later when I installed on my blog then I realized that how powerful it is.

Why it’s better than others?

Well, I can give you several reasons. First, extremely lightweight and secondly it’s absolutely free of cost.

Plus SSC neither effect blog performance nor server.  Also, it prevents trackbacks, pingbacks, and spam comments. Therefore, I’ve given it the second spot in my list. you can use it with Akismet to spam-proof your blog comfortably.

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WordPress Zero Spam

Zero spam is a superb anti-spam plugin which blocks spam automatically.  It’s also very simple and easy to use because you need to install and activate only . No API key or captcha required. As it exploits JavaScript concepts for blocking spam comments.

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Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin

We’re all call it GASP, which you’ve seen with Commentluv+ plugin. Basically, it asks users to confirm that you’re not a spammer. It’s very simple and doesn’t bother like captcha.

Commentator needs to tick a box only and that’s it. Thus, you can get rid of spam and users boring captcha. Perfect for both side.

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Stop Spammers

Stop Spammer is a plugin which I would prefer to try next. Because it prevents every spam comment, registrations, login through several checks. Also, it stops all illegal and fake activities completely.

Stop Spammers utilizes “Honeypots” which stays hidden from the users and catch spam and then block and it counts the number of blocked spam comments.

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Antispam Bee

Antispam Bee is also very trendy anti-spam plugin. It accepts trusted and appropriate comments only for the blog. First, it stops comments, pingbacks, trackbacks and them create a spam database. You can remove all data from the database after several days. It identifies spams quite well.

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NIX Anti-Spam Light

It’s a top quality simple spam protection plugin for WordPress that will never bother your server or irritate your users with captcha.

This is a Javascript based plugin which doesn’t have complicated settings, this plugin can be used effectively by a complete newbie WordPress user.

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Anti-Spam by CleanTalk

A very popular name among spam protection plugin, this tool will work behind the scene to protect your site from possible spammers.

Not only comments, this plugin can block spam entry from all possible gates such as registrations, contact emails, bookings, subscriptions etc.

This anti-spam plugin works with all type of WordPress installation like WooCommerce shop, BuddyPress community, bbPress forum etc. So you don’t have to install any other plugin once you are using this plugin.

And the best part is that it doesn’t use CAPTCHA, no questions, no counting animals, no puzzles, no math and no spam bots.

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WangGuard

WangGuard is another comprehensive anti-spam plugin for WordPress and it can protect any WordPress installation be it a simple blog, BuddyPress community, bbPress forum or WordPress multisite installation.

This plugin will put a strong protection layer in the registration section making sure that no unwanted user is allowed inside.

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Spam Destroyer

This plugin will protect your site from the automated comment bots and remain unobtrusive to regular legitimate commenters.

It’s a very simple plugin and doesn’t have any settings, just install and activate the plugin. Please note: this plugin is not compatible with Jetpack plugin currently .

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Conclusion

These are some of the best and our favorite anti-spam WordPress plugins that will help you to protect your WordPress site from possible spam attacks and maintain the quality o your site.

So, install proper plugins and save your time. If we missed any quality plugin in the list then kindly tell us below. Are you using any other plugin? BTW, Which plugin is your favorite?

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  • bisfhouse

    Thanks for an informative read. I’m using Wanguard and Askimet and thanks to this combination I get zero spam comments but I do continue to get registrations which I am able to delete using the find and delete Splogger wizard in Wanguard.

    That’s my favourite but I’d love to hear what’s yours.

  • Sahadath Hossain

    Thanks for your informative article. Thais is really an excellent list of anti-spam plugins. All these plugins are really active. But I think Akismet and WordPress Zero spam can be your first choice. I am using Akismet that are really great plugin. Thanks for your article.
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