If you are like me, you get a ton of automated/spam comments through WordPress. WordPress does offer some handy tools to deal with this, like the blacklist and Akismet but these work by moving the ‘bad’ comment into the spam folder rather than deleting it. If you are getting hundreds or thousands of ‘bad’ comments per day then this isn’t a very good solution.
After getting fed up with having to remove hundreds of spam comments per day through the WordPress admin panel, I decided to give the blacklist a try. The blacklist works great, but when a comment is caught by the blacklist WordPress moves it into the spam folder rather than deleting it. The words I have in my blacklist were carefully chosen and any comment containing them is 100% guaranteed to be spam – I want them GONE.Continue reading