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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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Is there a spam comment blocker that blocks IP addresses for a limited amount of time?

I'm getting a lot of spam on my Wordpress blog. I'd like to cut down on the amount of comments I have to moderate. I'm looking for a plugin that does something like this: automatically marks comments ...
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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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Long query apache error from spam comments

My hosting company recently turned on the error reporting for slow queries in php/apache and we have seen the error logs get flooded with errors all from queries requesting spam comments on the front ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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how to reduce the number of spam comments

I've got the Akismet plugin on my WordPress site but I've been getting more and more spammy comments (that get caught). I'm amazed at the number as the site isn't that popular and doesn't have much ...
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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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CAPTCHA plugin where I can use my own images and ask my own questions?

Just wondering if any of you have run across this kind of plugin. Basically I'd like to be able to (a) specify my own image; (b) specify my own challenge question; (c) specify my own answer. As in: ...
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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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How can I delete all users which have never commented / have posted spam comments?

My user database is full up with robots. Is there a useful SQL command to delete all the users that either a) have posted a comment marked as spam by Akismet or b) never posted a comment ?
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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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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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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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Comment Spammed vs Trashed

What's the difference between marking a comment as spam and trashing it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How exactly does Bad Behavior plugin work?

Can someone explain to me please how exactly Bad Behavior works? On their official site, they say that it uses HTTP headers, IP, and meta fingerprinting - but I would like some specifics on its ...
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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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Why do I get comment spam even with Akismet and Captcha?

I'm a bit perplexed why I keep getting so many spam comments ... Even though I use both the Akismet and WP-reCAPTCHA plugins on my WordPress blog! WP-reCAPTCHA should stop machine entered spam, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 add captcha to publish widget

I want to add a captcha challenge to the "publish post" widget in "add new post" to prevent spam posts. This is because my site is open to registrations and posting. Could someone please suggest how ...
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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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Contact Form 7 Plugin send emails to my Gmail as spam

I just added Contact Form 7 to my site. I'm using the default configuration (didn't change any setting). The mails are classified as spam in my Gmail inbox. Is there any way of making them go directly ...
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Buddypress Fake (non-bot) Users

BuddyPress Newbie question: I have a brand new site running WP 3.3.1 and BP 1.5. Even before launch I am plagued with numerous fake users every day. I don't think they are bots, because I have a math ...
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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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Adding Contact Form 7 to my anti-spam rules in .htaccess

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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How to deal with small scale comment spam on small commercial sites?

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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Removing the “Website” Field from Comments and Replies?

In an effort to combat comment spam, I'd like to hide or remove the "Website" field from the "Leave a Reply" section for page and site comments. I have no desire to increase others page rankings by ...
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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 ...
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Allow anonymous comments, but prevent spam [closed]

Captcha, reCapthca and the like have serious usability issues. And basically anything that requires a user to fill an extra field (other than the comment) each time the user posts a comment, is ...
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Akismet plugin is deleting spam despite preferences

Curiously, Akismet is deleting old spam comments after a period of time (I'm guessing within a week). This box is NOT checked: Auto-delete spam submitted on posts more than a month old. I've ...