WordPress bloggers are well aware of spam comments. Some people utilize bots to generate numerous comments and then spread them on blogs for backlinks, creating trouble for us.

If you have a blog on the WordPress platform or you are planning to start a new site, you must take the spam protection process very seriously so that you can maintain the overall quality of your site.

Fortunately, you don't need to spend much time deleting spam comments, because you can remove them from your WordPress blog easily with the help of some anti-spam plugins.

Here are six of the best anti-spam WordPress plugins to counter spam comments on your WordPress blog.

Plugins to Remove Spam Comments

1. Akismet

Akismet offers excellent spam protection for WordPress blogs and boasts over 20 million downloads. There is no need to install it, as it is inbuilt with WordPress set-up. But, it does require an API key to activate this plugin.

You'll get Akismet for free for personal use from the official site. It works perfectly to catch spam comments, but sometimes it stops good comments. Luckily, you can recover these comments using settings.

Akismet plugin

2. WordPress Zero Spam

WordPress ZeroSpam is a superb anti-spam plugin that blocks spam automatically. It's also very simple to use because you only need to install and activate — no API key or captcha required. It exploits JavaScript concepts for blocking spam comments.

WordPress Zero Spam

3. Stop Spammers

Stop Spammer is a plugin that prevents every spam comment, registration or login through several checks. Also, it completely stops all illegal and fake activities.

Stop Spammers utilizes "Honeypots," which stay hidden from the users. The "Honeypots" catch spam and block it, and the plugin counts the number of blocked spam comments.

Stop Spammers Spam Prevention

4. Antispam Bee

Antispam Bee is also a very trendy anti-spam plugin. It accepts trusted and appropriate comments only. First, it stops comments, pingbacks, and trackbacks and then creates a spam database. You can remove all data from the database after several days.

Antispam Bee

5. Anti-Spam by CleanTalk

A very popular name among spam protection plugins, this tool will work behind the scenes to protect your site from possible spammers.

This plugin can also block spam entry from all possible gates, such as registrations, contact emails, bookings, subscriptions, etc.

This anti-spam plugin works with all types of WordPress installations, like WooCommerce shop, BuddyPress community, bbPress forum, etc. You don't have to install any other plugin once you are using this plugin.

The best part is that it doesn't use captcha, so there are no questions, no puzzles, no math, and no spambots.

Anti-Spam WordPress Plugin Spam protection, AntiSpam, FireWall by CleanTalk

6. Spam Destroyer

This plugin will protect your site from the automated comment bots while remaining unobtrusive to legitimate commenters.

It's a very simple plugin and doesn't have any settings — just install and activate the plugin. Please note that this plugin is not currently compatible with the Jetpack plugin.

Spam Destroyer

Conclusion

These are some of the best anti-spam WordPress plugins that will help you to maintain the quality of your WordPress website.

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Originally published Jun 4, 2017 9:00:44 AM, updated October 18 2019