Spam is definitely a problem for bloggers and most of you probably receive more than 100 spam comments per hour. Here is a simple recipe to automatically mark as spam all comments with an url longer than 50 characters.
Spambots are definitely a big problem on blogs and websites. Here is a handy code snippet to prevent spambots to scan your blog and steal email adresses for spamming purposes.
On your WordPress blog, when an item like a post or comment is deleted, it goes in Trash instead of being permanently removed. Here is a super simple code snippet to tell WordPress to automatically empty the trash everydays.
By default, WordPress automatically turns urls left in the comment form into links. This can be useful, but as there’s lots of spammers on the internet, you might want to remove this feature.
Spam is a nuisance, and you know it. Happilly, WordPress users have Akismet, which help a lot to fight spam. But what about protecting your blog even more? This recipe might help.
When another blog links to yours, WordPress automatically receive a pingback. This is cool because you are notified about it, but pingback don’t really add value to your posts. Considering that fact, what about getting rid of them?
As WpRecipes became one of the most popular WordPress related blogs, I had to face the problem of people inserting links in comments. Some links are relevant, but some aren’t at all. here is a solution to say goodbye to links in comments.
If you’re a WordPress user, then you’re probably upset with the amount of daily spam comments. Sure, there’s akismet, but here’s a little .htaccess trick to prevent spammers posting on your blog.
Mark just asked me how can he delete more than 6000 spam comments he received on his blog during his holidays.