How to Control Blog Comment SPAM
If You receive too many SPAM Comments
Log into the WordPress Blog as an Administrator
- click Dashboard,
- click Settings,
- click Discussion,
- check the “Users must be Registered and Logged-in to Comment” option,
- consider checking the “An administrator (or Editor) must always approve the comment” option, (I tried this option without the Logged-in requirement, for some time, but have been buried with SPAM in the moderation queue)
- click Save Changes
Now as you have guessed, Users must be registered and logged in to submit a comment.
Unfortunately this Setting combination will prevent Casual Visitors (non-registered users) from submitting Comments or Questions for Private Review (Moderation)
Hopefully Casual Visitors will see enough value in the Blog to Register as a User. Registration – initially as a Subscriber – is an easy option in the Meta Section of the Blog Sidebar. Then Comments will be queued for moderation before being published and publicly answered -or- answered privately.
Please Register and Log-in if You wish to Interact With or Contribute To this Blog.