A Quick Way Of Reducing Comment Spam

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A Quick Way Of Reducing Comment SpamPreetinder Singh left a great little tip in my article 10 Simple Steps To Reduce WordPress Comment Spam Without Using Plugins that I thought I’d share with you all.

Preetinder found that by simply renaming wp-comments-post.php to something else you can reduce a huge amount of comment spam. All you then need to do change the form url from wp-comments-post.php to the new file name in your comments.php file. It’s amazing how simple little tweaks like this can save you a lot of problems.

If your blog is experiencing a lot of comment spam, I recommend trying this out. Thanks to Preetinder for the tip :)

Kevin

Comments (6)

  • Comment by Alex
    Alex
    says:

    Wow.. that’s a nice little tip!

  • Comment by Kevin Muldoon
    Kevin Muldoon
    says:

    Unfortunately, I’ve never used Thesis so I’m not sure how their template system is setup. Sorry I couldn’t be of any more help.

  • Comment by Chris M.
    Chris M.
    says:

    Thanks for the reply Kevin.

    I am using Thesis 1.8 and when I look in the “comments.php” file I see no reference to âہ“wp-comments-post.phpâ€Â at all.

  • Comment by Kevin Muldoon
    Kevin Muldoon
    says:

    Hi Chris,

    The comments.php file is a theme template.

    You will see it in the appearance section of your blog :)

    Kevin

  • Comment by Chris Moore
    Chris Moore
    says:

    Where is the “comments.php” file exactly? The one I found doesn’t have any mention of the original “wp-comments-post.php” file in it so that I could change it… Thoughts?

  • Comment by Roseli A. Bakar
    Roseli A. Bakar
    says:

    That’s an awesome tip. Gonna try now. Thanks Kevin and Preetinder!