I have good news for WordPress users (people who have a blog or website powered by the open source [free] website content management system [CMS] called WordPress)! You can get rid of spam from your website comments. Akismet is the answer.
I was getting at least 50-100 comments on my blog every day – I needed to either approve, reply to or mark as spam. At the beginning it was very hard to identify some of the spam comments from the real comments but I quickly learnt to spot the format, the lack of specific mention to the topic you had posted and certain IP addresses kept recurring.
After a year of having to individually go through each comment and click the spam button I got fed up and started looking for a solution and I found it in Read more →