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If you have a WordPress blog itself is very popular, the most annoying is the fight against comment spam in WordPress on a regular basis. Every time you connect to the WordPress dashboard, you see a lot of spam comments waiting to be eliminated. Whether you must manually delete them or let them die in the queue of emails.

The latter option is not recommended because it will increase the size of the database and load time of resources. Therefore, you must find and fight their way to prevent comment spam in WordPress. This article describes some proven techniques that can be used to reduce comment spam in WordPress.

The comment spam is a comment that is automatically displayed in blogs, websites, forums, etc. by automated robots, scripts or programs. Some people use automated scripts or robots to target high traffic sites to post a comment. Typically, a review of electronic mail is full of irrelevant words and links and do not care about discussion or article that the comment is published.

In short, the comment spam is a bad form of shameless self-promotion, and try to get fast traffic, or SEO.

1. Install WordPress Plugin Akismet

Akismet is considered the best WordPress plugin to reduce comment spam. This plugin checks each comment, Pingbacks and trackbacks submitted to your blog and drive control most of the Akismet web service to determine if the comment is spam or not.

In addition, to prevent spam comments, and bad connections, Akismet seems to statistics page, where you can see more information on the number of comments blocked, accuracy, dates, etc.

2. Close comments on old posts

Using Akismet is good, but overtime you will notice that the Akismet to avoid hundreds of spam comments every week. You must delete these spam comments by hand, which is a really boring job. If you want more control over spam comments, because blocking Older Post commented.

Pali the door spammers, who receive good traffic, and you can automatically close comments on posts on certain days of old. Log on to your blog space management, select Settings and Discussion>. Then, select the check box “automatically closes comments on Article older than” and enter the dates in the text box (eg, 90).

This ensures that the comments are closed on any item that is greater than the number of days you specify.

3. Ban IP Addresses Spam

Wp-Ban is a useful WordPress plugin that can be used to blacklist IP addresses that try to post comments on your blog spam. This plugin checks the IP address of the commentator, and if you have already specified the same IP address in the settings of the plug-in, how to display a custom message prohibited.

When you activate the plugin, keep an eye on the IP addresses of spam comments. Then add the IP addresses of the plug-in blacklist and bingo! You will find that the amount of spam comments are in decline, a blacklist IP more.

This plugin should be used with caution. If a blacklisted IP address, any visitor to the same host name would not be able to see your blog. Use this plugin to blacklist specific IP if they seem too often vulgar comments and post to your blog.

4. Use the Custom WordPress Referrers Ban Blank Function

In most cases, commentators mails never visit your blog and you can use this principle to dramatically reduce spam in the comments.

Log in WordPress administration area of ​​your blog and go to “Theme Editor”. Select the topic of your blog and open the functions.php file for editing. Paste the following code:


verify_comment_referer function () {

if (! wp_get_referer ()) {

wp_die (__ (‘You can not leave comments at this time, maybe you need to enable your browser regarding .’));


add_action (‘check_comment_flood’, ‘verify_comment_referer “);


The above function checks the “source of reference” to the page where the comment in the post. In the case of spam in the comments, if the reference source found empty comments are not allowed to be published so as not to receive spam.

5. Recognize the use of WordPress Plugin

As stated by Google in their Webmaster Central blog, WordPress reCAPTCHA plugin is one of the best ways to prevent spam comments on WordPress blog. The concept is really simple – anyone who tries to write a comment need to see a graphic and type the words match the graphics. The spam bots have no eyes and minds and can not see and read these charts. Therefore, they can not publish these comments urgent.

The plugin is recatcha well, but it has one major drawback. Commentators on your regular blog to fill Catcha trying to write a review. This may seem depressing or confusing to the visitor, and he can not refrain from comment altogether. Many popular blogs are using reCAPTCHA, but I’m not a fan of this plugin, because it might offend the regular commentators.

Changing your observation system or IntenseDebate Disqus (user)

Disqus is a comment from third parties and moderation tools to your website. There are several advantages to using Disqus. First, are closely integrated with Askimet to reduce spam. Secondly, help to reduce the size of your database that all comments are stored on the server. Third, it integrates with Facebook, Twitter and OpenID so that readers can easily connect with the minimum of problems. Last but not least, is free.

When you have a website with high traffic count and number of spam, you will appreciate the ease with Disqus makes your life.

He was a (if not all) of techniques you can use to prevent spam comments on your WordPress blog. What techniques do you prefer? Do you use a WordPress plugin that I have missed? Can you share your thoughts in the comments.

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I blog about 5 years ago and at that time, I researched blogs, probably more than necessary. Today I will share my five favorite blogs tips and things I should keep in mind when starting a blog. I posted the top 3 in Blogging Tips & Tricks Forum where you can add more of your blogs very clean advice.

Tip # 1 – Choose a reading theme

This is extremely important. To ensure that people can read your blog, and preferably to do with it for more than 1 or 2 seats. My proposal for a top when it comes to readability of the text is to put a lighter background.

My biggest pet peeve is on a black background. It’s too much of a strain to read and often migrate from a second blog, I see a black background, because I know it’s not easy to read.

Tip # 2 – Blue links are the best

I once read that people are 56% more likely to click on a link that is blue. Probably because that was the original color of links, so it is familiar. Personally, I just do not click on the blue link, because it is not always clear that the other colors are clear links, which can be colored, underlined text, though I know …

Tip 3 – You have an About page or widget

Again, this is another one of those things that I can turn off the blog before I read the message. I do not want to read 10 or 12 posts to get an idea what it is, like Blogger, blog or whatever.

Many blog readers also seek to establish relationships with like-minded individuals, people they can relate to or have something in common with. Make it easy for them to find you by creating a side that tell your readers that everything is important to you.

Tip # 4 – Use it wisely Categories

You want people to be able to find the stakes are, who’s looking for, with ease. So six classes are easy to understand and almost directional in nature. Keep this in mind the same thing, when you add tags, because if you do not make sense, no one to look for them, and then nobody to find your blog!

Tip # 5 – Do not forget the grammar!

I know it sucks, but you must think about your grammar to write blog posts. I’m not saying it has to be perfect because I’m also a big fan of writing for yourself, and his newspaper, without limits, but when it comes to publishing your blog and then have people read it, questions of grammar!

Check your spelling before pressing the Publish button, read the messages aloud – at least yet – to ensure that you have written makes sense. And the worst comes to worst absolute, edit, after he was released to make the changes you may notice.

It’s always the things I think not only when I start a blog, but when I’m publishing the positions and when I read through old posts. These five tips will get well on your way to publish quality content for many readers. Tell people about your blog, make it easy for them to go where they might want to go, and above all, do read!

What are your personal tips on blogs? What are some tips you have learned other blogging? Leave a comment here, or check Blogging Tips forum to share best blogging tips.

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We all know the stereotype: women hit the shops, and a bad husband, is pulled along for the ride. If their male counterparts across the pond in Great Britain is to be believed, the American men will spend even more impulse purchases than women.

So if men can also blow into cash, which is what you need? Let’s look at five of the main ways people like their hard earned money.


Many men love gadgets and are fascinated by new technologies. A recent study has proven what we suspected all along – men spend more in this area than women. Men spend an average $ 701 a year on the audio and visual, while women look for much lower $ 536. This is not surprising when you consider the price of a flat-screen TV.

Why do men use more in this area than women? Well, we can speculate that perhaps men are very competitive and want to be the latest gadgets before anyone else. When new gadgets are the best, they are expensive. Maybe women are, in fact they are financially experts, who understand that the price will soon fall after a few months.

For those looking to kick their habit expensive electronics, why not just wait a few months and buy the product at a reduced price? You might also consider looking on Ebay or Craigslist for good deals those who bought items at full price, and really had no use for them.


Men are actually using twice as many dollars on alcohol than women – $ 552 versus $ 233rd It looks like guys really love to break a beer. Whether you’re watching sports or just go to the bar, it’s a hobby more expensive. It does not help matters any that prices are up alcohol too.

For guys trying to save money in this area, it is a proven formula to get your friends to your place before heading to the bars. Of course, you can also try to drink less alcohol completely.


Although high prices, it seems that men are still buying fast cars and expensive. The men also buy less efficient models. LA Times recently reported that women car buyers are price conscious and buy fuel-efficient vehicles. Male buyers were completely opposite, and that the vehicles were purchased or big and muscular, like a large truck, or chose the expensive, high-performance vehicles.


What about putting a bet on your favorite sports team or a horse? The gaming industry gives men the risk, adrenaline, competition and the promise of big money.

The game has undergone a resurgence in popularity since the advent of online poker. New Laws of the Game that people can play for huge amounts of money or squander vast amounts of money from the comfort of their own home. They do not even have to head over to the casino.


Men who love this sport. There are many ways to spend your money on sports, including watching the matches live, buy tickets to sporting events and the purchase of goods and sports memorabilia.

Many men can get pretty fanatical when it comes to sports, so they lash out immediately passes and make sure you take all the playoff tickets. Fun of being in the field or stadium where the home team wins is so refreshing that it’s easy to forget just how expensive it is.

Men who feel the effects due to the expensive fertilizers could argue that being a big fan can not attend every game. Hang out at the local bar and root his team to the fans it should. Not only do you save the ticket, the beer is much cheaper.

The Bottom Line

The next time you hear people complain about their wives or partners spend all that money, we will remind them that they have their vices as well.

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