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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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how to trash WordPress comments if its not in English

On my blog, I'm facing spam comments. Russian language comments, a lot of them. Is there any way to trash those comments automatically that are not in English? Without any plugin please.
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Spam Registrations Bypassing WordPress Registration

I have a custom platform built that requires users to register with more information than is required by the standard WordPress registration process. I also have custom front-end login and password ...
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Autoresponder emails go to Spam - Junk folder

we are facing the problem that almost all the Autoresponder Emails we are sending from Nex Form by basixonline are delivered into the Spam or Junk folders of the recipients (yahoo, gmail, and others). ...
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Block Spam Internal Site Search Indexed in Google and Redirect to Specific Page

Recently, we've been bombarded with thousands of spam search queries via our internal search, and some of them have been indexed by Google, despite our attempts to block them using the 'no-follow' ...
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Blocking admin-ajax.php from outside domain

I could not find a definitive answer on this so I figured I would ask here. I am using Elelmentor Pro forms to make a contact form, but it is getting form spam bot submissions. I have reCaptcha ...
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How to remove website url field from comment form completely?

I have this in my functions.php /*Remove website field from comment*/ function xyzmark_remove_url($fields) { if(isset($fields['url'])){ unset($fields['url']); } return $fields; } add_filter('...
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How to hide and disable URL and email fields from comments?

How can I hide and completely disable (in case of bots) the URL and email fields in comments? There are a few free plugins that seem to do this, but most of them only hide the URL field and not the ...
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CPU overload spam - redirect link to wp-admin and new post

I noticed my wordpress website is over utilizing CPU resources causing my shared hosting to trottle slowing down drastically my website. Upon doing a CPanel inspection on resources, I found this ...
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Wordpress site member verification emails going to spam on Outlook

I am stuck on this for a few days and hope you can help me out: Background I have a Wordpress site where people can sign up to become members. When they do, they will receive a verification email to ...
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reCaptcha doesnt appear in comment (manual or plugin)

I tried the following: https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-insert-Captcha-code-in-WordPress-theme-without-using-any-plugin https://codeforgeek.com/add-google-recaptcha-wordpress/ https://pluginsforwp.com/...
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Block to accept and send email to specific domains

I have a problem with my blog because a lot of emails are sent to one of these emails (different account some domain): gemmasmith.co.uk jenniferlawrence.uk b-mail.online katykahn.co.uk ...
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Spam Content Serving from old cached version of site?

I've been doing WP for over a decade now, and have fixed / remediated my share of hacks. However this one really has me stumped.. I have a site running on updated, patched, and pretty darn secure ...
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How to block comments and pings?

Some scum are trying to post spam comments about viagra/casinos to my site. I have comments disabled at Settings > Discussion Somehow they manage to send comments and pings to my site. I want to ...
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Block internal search queries with pre_get_posts and regex rules

This relates to my previous question: Internal search spam (UPD: I no longer use Ivory Search) The closest question I found: Block search keywords As I understood, I need to use pre_get_posts, but I ...
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oembed_cache SPAM problem [closed]

I recently found hundreds of posts with post_type oembed_cache while looking into my database. Many of them appear to be spam. I can't for the life of me figure out how there are being injected into ...
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Hacked website redirect, only on desktop, help with restoring it [closed]

This is my first post, I tried searching for similar problems, didn't find any that would fit my situation. Anyway. Recently my cousins website got hacked, I decided to take a look and try to fix it ...
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Make every comment go to the spam folder

Wordpress comments exists in 4 states: 0 not approved 1 approved Trashed Spam When a user makes a comment it will end up in the 0 not approved folder, or if it's a spam comment directly to the spam ...
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How to prevent spams from admin-ajax.php file?

I noticed today that a spammer is posting comments on my website using the admin-ajax.php file. Does this mean that my website is hacked? If it is not hacked, how can I prevent that person from ...
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Invisible spam post in backend

I do have a problem on my WordPress site. In the frontend there is a spam post (not a comment, a post) visible to everybody. I don't know where it comes from and all malware scans were negative so far....
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Why does my admin email address keep changing to something random?

Every once in a while, I see an email like this: Someone (hopefully you) has used this email to register at My Website Username: ********* Password: ********* Thanks My Website I login to my ...
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Stop SPAM from custom form

This form is receiving a lot of spams and I would like some advice on what I can do to prevent it. I should not use any plugins nor any Captcha. function innerpages_form($atts, $content = null) { ...
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How do I programmatically set a user as spam in BuddyPress? [closed]

I am working on a moderation tool. One of the actions I want my moderators to be able to achieve is setting a user account as spam. I know how to do so via the UI as admin but how do I do the same via ...
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Subpage is redirecting to spam site

My Wordpress site has recently been hacked and I followed the steps described here to clear it: https://wordpress.org/support/article/faq-my-site-was-hacked/ The whole site redirected to a spam ...
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Using htaccess to prevent spam through wp-comments-post.php

I have a lot of spam comments being posted on my WordPress site. It is being posted using the wp-comments-post.php file. I can see from the logs: "POST /wp/wp-comments-post.php HTTP/1.0" 302 3744 "...
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Spam email sent from my [email protected] account

A spam email is being sent from my default email([email protected]) to all the subscriber. What may have caused this and how could I prevent this from happening again?
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How can I automatically delete comments that contain a URL?

My WordPress website is being bombarded by spam comments. Nearly all of them contain a valid URL. How can I delete these comments automatically? I don't want to put them into the review queue; I just ...
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How to track down a phantom contact form?

Spammers are using a contact form on our Wordpress site to spam us, but I can't find which form it is. It's (presumably) from our site because it has the standard footer "This e-mail was sent from a ...
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How to use a 3rd party library to send emails?

I'm trying to improve my emails deliverability by sending emails that are correctly authenticated (correct SPF and DKIM configuration). I have done the SPF part, but in order to use the DKIM i need to ...
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How to find a spam link?

While analyzing my site I found many requests is done to external link to "friendsit.net" so I installed string locator plugin and tried to search all source files but I found nothing , I also tried ...
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I want to change the Wordpress comments file

In the standard structure of Wordpress, a warning page appears when the user makes spam or goes too fast. The link structure of the warning page is "/wp-comments-post.php". Briefly (see images) https:/...
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Automatically reject a comment if website field contains anything

I've done a bunch of searching but can't seem to find a hack to do this, all I can find is how to remove the website field from the form. I want to leave it there, but if someone enters a url into the ...
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How to Prevent Unwanted Spam to Contact Form 7 [closed]

I posted about this on the Support page for the plugin, but figured I'd post here now, too -- I'm getting a lot of spam from the plugin Contact Form 7, and I was wondering what my options were for ...
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how to prevent the spam on search function?

I use a the plugin search meter to record users' searches on my website, but recently i got a lot of spam searches, is there any methods to prevent the spam? Screenshot as below: Thanks in advance!
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How to block spam blocks pointing to a same website [closed]

My blog continuously receive spam comments like below: I simply want to say I am new to blogs and truly liked this web-site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your blog post . You absolutely ...
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wp_redirection_404 table has grown to 7GB

The company I work for has an enterprise Wordpress site that was acquired from a different company. I don't know if there was a past hack or if it's just accumulated spam or what, but the ...
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Spam written by registred users

I have build a small wordpress site with two users with role=author. Recently spam posts are made from those two of the users - they are infrequent (one pr month of so), short, without any links and ...
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How to remove comment spam in WordPress

I'm new to WordPress. I have lot of issues through spam comments, it gets more time to check and delete those manually. I want to keep the comment fields. So is there any way to block/track spam ...
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Simple comments spam solution

I would like to implement a solution for fighting comment spam and the approach is simple. I would like that every comment that has the "website" field filled to be automatically marked as spam. In ...
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Website is being flooded [closed]

Our website is being flooded with thousands of page requests. The access logs looks like this: **.**.250.*9 - - [24/Oct/2017:09:16:32 -0400] "GET /about-our-company/?screw-you HTTP/1.0" 200 14959 "-" ...
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Auto delete comment if Contains

How to Auto-Delete comment if contains certain string? i tried with this but not work: add_action( 'transition_comment_status', 'my_approve_comment_callback', 10, 3 ); function ...
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Database hacked - random posts are modified

I have noticed that part of my posts was modified. Sometimes the original post is mixed with random words consist with random characters or content is replaced by spam. I have a lot of posts and I am ...
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getting casino links on my woocommerce site [closed]

i am getting various casino links on my site, i have searched everywhere in the files in my database, but i can't locate the issue, these links come and go they mostly appear in the header and the ...
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UpdraftPlus installed malware - scared to download or update plugins now! [closed]

A couple months back, I installed UpdraftPlus (free version) on my WordPress.org site. To my horror, immediately afterwards we started getting popups that would redirect to spam sites when you clicked ...
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Anonymous spam comments when only registered users can comment

I have WordPress website where only registered users could write comments. But for some reasons I get anonymous spam comments time to time. This comments don't have any information about user that ...
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How to locate & delete hidden pages on a site

Basically my friend has a custom wordpress site which was hacked recently but apparently the dev cleaned it up (said it was a server hack and that all their sites were hit) and filed a reconsideration ...
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How to bulk delete all WordPress subscribers?

I have 20,000 fake subscribers I'd like to get rid of. The admin panel only lets you delete 200 at a time. How can I bulk delete all Wordpress subscribers via MySQL?
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Site has fake users registered with a similar pattern in username and email

Website keeps getting hundred of fake users. Registration form has reCaptcha but no effect. By changing required fields in form to add First Name and Last Name required still fake users keep getting ...
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New accounts daily at WP Multi-User site under development, Analytics reports no traffic. What gives?

I'm working on a Wordpress Multi-user site (Buddypress?). Every day, there are between 5-15 new accounts created, yet Google Analytics is reporting little-to-no traffic. The site is far from finished,...
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How to get rid of spam forever?

I would like to know how I can permanently remove spam from my client's site. It was so bad that the registration page for new users to sign up was disabled and I am trying to enable it again but it ...
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Comment moderation

I am using a plugin (dwqa) that overrides wordpress' Settings->Discussion options (eg: I select "Comment author must have a previously approved comment" but comments are approved regardless). If I ...
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