Daily Archives: April 20, 2012
A Keyword Based Spam Comment Blocker
I found a really cool plugin today. A business client is being targeted by spammers using a particular text message that is almost identical in every instance. The opening line invariably uses a greeting word that has no relevance to the industry the client works in.
The client did not want to use a CAPTCHA challenge as he does want to encourage comments as a way of generating leads for his business. So a method of blocking comments based on keywords seemed the best option.
Blacklist Filter Not Sufficient
The built-in WordPress blacklist filter only sends comments containing this greeting word to the spam box… My client would prefer not to have his spam box cluttered with all these messages urging him to make use of the spammers services.