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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What do spammers gain by signing up as a user?

The majority of new user signups I receive on my Wordpress blog look dodgy, with @someblog.com, @somearticle.com, or @gmail.com addresses. What do they gain by signing up as a new user?
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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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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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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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Contact Form 7 Plugin send emails to my Gmail as spam [closed]

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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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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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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76 views

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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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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151 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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491 views

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

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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2k views

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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488 views

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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326 views

CAPTCHA plugin where I can use my own images and ask my own questions? [closed]

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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715 views

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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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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510 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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566 views

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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853 views

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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191 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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2k views

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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931 views

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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129 views

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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576 views

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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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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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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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. ...