Well, yesterday, I got over 3000+ pieces of spam from that little monster. He has program that is automated to just keep hitting your wp-comments-post.php every 2-3 seconds, dropping the email in.
WordPress has great comment spam protection – – however, it moderates the spam, which is great when it’s someone dropping one or two spam comments. But, when you have someone who is using a program like Python to automate the spam, bypass the front door of your site and hit the comment post function directly ever 2 seconds and it results in thousands of spam – – it moderates those too. Which means, they hit your blog – get thrown into your moderation queue, requiring you to delete each one – which is a headache. Plus – you still get the email notification that you have comments awaiting moderation.
I have found a cure! Yep – it involves reconfiguring some of your PHP files in two places – – however, when I implemented it last night – the little monster was thwarted at every single turn. His comments didn’t make it through – not even to my moderation queue – – and I stopped getting emails from him either. It doesn’t involve banning IPs or anything like that – – what it does is completely re-directs automated spam programs and it’s so simple.
Pasting in the spam filters that I gave you in the posts below is still helpful against spam in WP – however, this one, in addition to that one, is 98% sure to stop them in their tracks . . they with the automated spam programs.
If anyone wants to know – drop your email in my comments. Doesn’t matter how adept you are with WordPress – anyone can implement this one, it’s that easy.
The little spam monster kept trying to hit my site and leave his comments last night up until about midnight, when he finally gave up. Tsk.