Today I’m going to give you a quick tip on how you can automatically prevent comments from every appearing on your blog.
While there are many cool plug-ins that can prevent “robo-generated comment spam,” but if someone is manually doing blog spam there’s not you can do except delete the comment AFTER it shows up in your WordPress control panel.
And even if your blog doesn’t yet get thousands of visitors a month yet, it’s still a huge waste of your time manually deleting blog spam.
Fortunately WordPress provides an easy way to prevent comments from appearing on your blog automatically.
You can set this up in just seconds via >> Settings >>> Discussion >> Comment Blacklist.
When a comment contains any of these words in its content, name, URL, e-mail, or IP, it will be marked as spam. One word or IP per line. It will match inside words, so “press” will match “WordPress”.
In other words, WordPress will use whatever words you select as “triggers” to automatically make comments containing these words as spam for you. Pretty cool eh?
The only problem is deciding which words and how many, to add to Comment Blacklist field. There are SO many different variations and SO many different spam words, it’s hard to know where to start.
As luck would have it, computers make it easy to look at aggregated data, and build a list for us of the most commonly used “spam words” that you can add to your Comments Blacklist.
This list contains words commonly found on pornography web sites, I don’t want to post the list on this site and risk Google mistaking us for something we’re not, but you can download it here.