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Even if you’re careful when approving new comments, sometimes you might just forget to visit the commenter url and detect a long time after that the linked site is spammy. Here is a very easy way to bulk delete all comments with a specific url, using a simple SQL query.

Just run the following query on your WordPress database to delete comments with nastyspamurl as url. Don’t forget to replace the table prefix wp_ if your database is using another prefix.
And of course, create a backup of your database before running the query!

DELETE from wp_comments WHERE comment_author_url LIKE "%nastyspamurl%" ;

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  1. Thanks for this tip.
    I am a new blogger and recently started on wordpress. your blog is helping a lot.

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