MP Spam Be Gone is the simplest, most effective Spam blocker without difficult CAPTCHA responses needed by the user. This plugin was inspired by some of the best Anti-Spam plugins available on WordPress.
Spam Free WordPress by Todd Lahman, LLC
Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin by Andy Bailey
Simple Trackback Validation with Topsy Blocker by Tobias Koelligan
This plugin has aspects from all of the above mentioned plugins to form the most complete and dead simple Anti Spam plugin on WordPress. This plugin doesn’t write anything to your database while preventing comment spam and trackback spam.
To combat that flaw, I use the copy and paste password fields from the Spam Free WordPress plugin. These fields are in a
These plugins primarily stop comment spam. In order to stop trackback spam, I added the IP address check, URL check, and Topsy check functions from Simple Trackback Validation with Topsy Blocker. If a trackback is identified as spam because of the IP address or Topsy, it is deleted and never written to the database. If a trackback is identified as spam because of the URL, it is marked as spam and sent to the Spam que. The reason that these are not automatically deleted, is because it is possible that the referring page is using a shortlink and therefore the full URL would not appear on the page in the first place.
When combined, this plugin will stop all automated spam and trackbacks.
It is intended to replace the above plugins.
You can’t find a plugin simpler than this – set it and forget it. No options = no modifications to the database.
- Upload the
mp-spam-be-gonedirectory to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Do I need to do anything after activating this plugin?
Absolutely not. Set it and forget it (and it will be easy to forget, when the spam stops).
The checkbox is not appearing on my comment form?
If Version 3.0 does not correct this problem, please check your theme templates. In the comments.php page, you should see a function – comment_form(). This function was added with WordPress 3.0 and is required for my plugin to hook into the comment form.
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Contributors & Developers
“MP Spam Be Gone” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Upgrade the honeypot fields to use two different methods of creating a honeypot
- Switched from check the box to uncheck the box to prove you are not a bot
- Fixes the bug that caused the checkbox to not appear in the comment form
- Initial Release