Unsolicited messages (spam), especially advertising, as well as sending messages repeatedly on the same site, disruptive online messages, especially commercial messages posted on a computer network or sent as email.

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Block host access via theme files?

so I have been reading up on analytics spam and have been looking for a way of dealing with it across multiple wordpress sites I run. The best solution seems to be to block the hostname via my ...
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Get Commentor IP When Marking Comment As Spam

What I am trying to do is create a list of IP addresses each time I click Spam on a comment. The only issue I have now is, how do I get the commentors IP address inside this function. This is what I ...
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How to add a spam button to comments in frontend

I already have a delete link for my comments and it looks like this: <?php if ( current_user_can('edit_post', $comment->comment_post_ID) ) { ?> <?php $url = ...
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Hold a comment in the queue if it contains [X] or more links

I don't understand this option. The English version of the description says: Hold a comment in the queue if it contains [X] or more links The German version says: Einen Kommentar in die ...
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Registration preventing “penicillin” word?

This is the strangest problem I've experienced yet in web development. I'm using BuddyPress, but I'm not sure if this is a Buddypress or Wordpress issue. If you try and sign up for an account at the ...
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Automated spam being caught in 2 posts. Can this be used to help get rid of spam on everyone's sites?

I don't know why but I have two old posts that seem to be attracting spam from some automated system or bot. It doesn't bother me but is there a way to use this data to try and help reduce spam on ...
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Prevent registration except through form

I have a Formidable Pro form that handles user registrations on my site. It has a CAPTCHA. Is it possible to prevent anyone from registering by other methods (e.g. wp-register.php)? (I've tried using ...
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Journaling… Problem with comment duplication checks

This may be more of a request for advice than anything... I want to add a Journaling function into my plugin whereby all actions are logged. My initial thought was to use comments as it seemed to be ...
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Page getting hammered by trackbacks

I have one page on my site that seems to be getting a high number of trackbacks. I have trackbacks disabled in Settings and I also have comments disabled. Any thoughts or suggestions on how I can stop ...
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What are all these spam subscribers doing here?

We look after a bunch of WordPress sites none of which run themes which involve public participation. So basically the setting Membership - anyone can register is always turned off. I have just taken ...
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How to move a comment from spam to trash?

Is it possible to move a comment from to instead of directly deleting it? When I get spam notifications from Antispam Bee (the spam filter I use) I have three options in the email: Trash it, ...
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Is there any advantage to emptying comment spam?

Is there any advantage to performance (or otherwise) for emptying comment spam from within wp-admin on any regular basis? I daily have been making sure that the comment spam queue is emptied out, but ...
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153 views

Auto delete Wordpress users according to time

In my wordpress site spam users are registered so i am add mail confirmation to my resister area. And my problem is how can i delete users when not check or activated the mail. is it possible to ...
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Contact form spam, without form?

I previously had a contact page with the theme built-in contact form. I received a lot of spam with that form, and one day I had to change it to add functionalities (upload to google docs) and I ...
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How can I Protect my Q/A site from Unexpected /Spam Post? [closed]

I have a Bengali Q/A site which is created in WordPress. Recently I am getting unexpected post to my site from different users in english which are not any question or answer, just some junk content. ...
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Batch approve comments

Akismet went crazy and sent several hundred comments to spam. Right now, I have to manually mark each comment as "Not Spam" and then manually move all of them from Pending to Approved. Any way to do ...
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73 views

Strategies for coping with hyperagressive spambots?

A couple of my sites are getting slammed by a hyperagressive distributed spambot. It's just pure link spam. It all comes from one user name, but from a variety of IPs. Akismet is catching the spam, ...
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Tips for finding SPAM links injected into the_content

I'm working on a client's site and I noticed that posts have a hidden <div> filled to SPAM links to dick pills, etc. Hoping to get lucky, I searched for some of the keywords in the database ...
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153 views

How is comment spam received without a comments form?

The theme one of my sites is using does not have a comments form nor is there any HTML markup for comments anywhere within the code. So, how am I receiving spam comments? All the spam is caught by ...
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371 views

How to prevent spam users registering even with registration disabled

I have Wordpress Multisite with bbPress. I've disabled new user registration from network settings but I still seem to get new registrations regardless. I've read that bbPress is most likely the ...
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511 views

How to spam-filter a custom content type with the Akismet plugin?

I have several inputboxes and no textareas in my custom content type. Can I use Akismet that comes with WP for that? If I can, how to do that? E.g. If I have 5 inputboxes like: name, address, city, ...
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How can I automatically delete comments that contain chinese / russian signs?

Once in a while, I get comments like these: 苍天有眼啊,让我在有生之年得以观得如此精彩绝伦的帖子。 They are absolutely useless to me. I don't even know if it's Chinese / Japanese / Korean / ... How can I tell WordPress ...
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Remove default user registration, login and subscriber profiles

My website has recently come under attack by a wave of spam user accounts. My website uses a custom login that forces users to use their email address as their username, however the spam users all ...
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193 views

Unwanted Links and Spam Wordpress Pages and Posts

In webmaster tools I have a number of crawling errors of the Google spider. for example http://mydomain.com/my-page/de/roulette.html They say they cannot crawl to this page.. but what kind of page ...
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Spammers are bypassing BuddyPress registration form [closed]

When people legitimately register as members on my BuddyPress site: http://www.holistichealthforall.com/community/register/ their Site Role becomes "Subscriber" and their Forum Role becomes ...
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How can I prevent wordpress from sending emails

I would like to stop all email functionality in my wordpress installation. Is this possible with a global flag? or maybe by forbidding this installation to use the php mail function at all in ...
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Prevent Wordpress from sending emails [closed]

It seems like some wordpress installations on my server are sending spam. How can I find out, which script in the wordpress installation is sending it? Are these notifications on comments? Or fake ...
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Spams, Scams on WordPress site - what to do?

Suddenly our hosting company complaint our boss with a google mail that saying something like: Your site is full of spam/scam. Please remove such malicious thing or we will unlist your site. ...
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Can admin-ajax.php be used for spam purposes? And if yes, how to prevent that?

Today I've got a letter from my hosting provider that admin-ajax.php script had been sending spam until it was blocked. About two thousand spam messages were sent to different emails. I know if you ...
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404 Page when emptying spam or deleting a plugin

I have recently had a website migrated by my host over to a new server within the same network. I have now noticed that within the WordPress dashboard, if I try and do any of the following... Empty ...
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114 views

How to Deny Access to No Referrer Requests on Multiste with Mapped domains

RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-comments-post\.php* RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !.*yourdomain.com.* [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$ ...
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656 views

How to reduce spam

I installed WordPress along with a few add-ons to combat spam. Both are for registered and non-registered members posting comments. I added a standard Captcha as well as a mathematical challenge ...
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220 views

How do I filter users based on email address?

Is there a method/plugin by which we can filter users by email address? I have lots of spam posts recently coming from users of a specific email domain.
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How do spam users register while I've only enabled registration by Gmail via Janrain?

In wp-login.php?action=register, I've disabled text fields (sorry this web site is in Japanese only but hope you can see that there's no text field) and enabled registration only via social login by ...
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comments are going to spam

Why all wordpress comments are going to spam? I didn't installed any plugins to protect blog from comment and trackback spam. Please help me to find a solution.
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Emails not getting delivered to Hotmail addresses

Recently Hotmail users are unable to receive their password email when they register or use the "Forgot my password" link to get a reset link emailed to them. So far this is only a problem for ...
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make classified ads as a spam?

i have tried to make classified as a spam. i am using another wordpress classified ads plugin(AWPCP),i have put front-end side button in browse ads page to move ads spam. so,suggest me any plugin or ...
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702 views

Check spam in custom form - akismet

I have a plugin that has input form, I have decided to check submitted data with akismet. I do have API key, WP comments are filtered correctly... here is, what I found: ...
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Why do I get email notifications about comments that Wordpress has already determined are spam?

I have a wordpress.org blog that I host on my own site. I have the Akismet plugin installed, and in general I keep both up-to-date (e.g. at the moment, Akismet is at version 2.5.7, and Wordpress at ...
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Comments screen in backend, how to disable Quick Edit | Edit | History | Spam | for non admins

I'm trying to adjust the comments screen for non admins to my project. Right now I'd like to disable Quick Edit | Edit | History | Spam under any comment left for any post created by the user. ...
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How to stop direct HTTP POST to a PHP script?

I have a form on my site, created using Contact Form 7 with Captcha. Contents of the form when POSTed are being sent to a PHP script, the "action" attribute of the form is set to ...
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118 views

Auto-deleting comments that trigger the blacklist

By default, the WP 'blacklist' feature finds comments containing the blacklisted string and moves them to the spam folder. What I am trying to do is change it so that instead of going to spam, the ...
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How to disable WordPress trackback?

I have higher PR as a result of that lots of spammers make trackbacks, everyday I have to delete them. Those trackbacks will negatively affect my site SEO? How do I disable my site all the posts ...
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approve,spam,trash etc. options are not coming on comments in admin panel

I made some changes in comment-template.php, wp-comment-post.php so now I am storing the comments withot attaching with any post or page (I am setting the comment_post_id to 0). But now the problem ...
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Getting thousands of registration spam

We have tried the range of Captcha options, and now have Facebook Connect with Akismet installed as a constant, but still can't stop thousands of spam registrations from attacking our WordPress site. ...
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Comments view limited to 20 results - any way to increase to 50 or 100?

Each day I manually delete the spam posted on my blog. The comments view allows a maximum of 20 comments in the view. When I have 200 spam entries - I need to click through 10 times to get rid of it ...
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387 views

Adding a “Report the post” button/form?

I have a user-generated-content website with WP. I would like to allow the readers to notify me of posts that should be taken down. I need to: add a button to the end of each posts, that when ...
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How to deal with small scale comment spam on small commercial sites? [closed]

When I've built a few sites for small businesses in the past, I've historically been able to do without anti-spam measures. I now have several sites which get maybe between 5 and 20 spam comments a ...
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Adding Contact Form 7 to my anti-spam rules in .htaccess [closed]

I have the following rules set in my .htaccess file to block spam. It works by not allowing anyone to login, register, or make a comment unless the conditions are met. It works, but I would like to ...
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Multisite signup spam troubles

I have a installation of Multisite that has a history of serious signup spam problems. When we ran WPMU 2.9.2 we tried this .htaccess method, this math plugin, and CAPTCHAs. After little success ...