Comment spam vs. Akismet

Almost everyone on WordPress uses the famed Akismet comment spam filter. This is the most popular WP plugin, for good reason. Akismet is very good, not perfect. You'll not find many legitimate reader comments stuck in the WordPress spam filter box, but there will be occasional spam in among your real comments. Social media spam never sleeps. Once your blog gets on the comment spam lists as an easy mark, they pour in. The game is to convince you they're legitimate readers but there's always … [Read more...]