Favorite WordPress Plugins for Controlling Spam

Spam is such a fact of life on the web these days, but there is a myriad of ways to combat it too. And while not much will stop a dedicated human spammer, there are some good tools out there for at least minimizing the hassle.

What do I typically use/recommend?

Comment Spam:

  • WP Captcha Free – A non-captcha solution, so no irritating box for your readers to fill out prior to commenting.  Simple to use/install.

Trackback Spam:

  • Simple Trackback Validation – Stops trackback spam either by sending suspicious trackbacks to moderation, or deleting them altogether.  Personally, I like to set it to just delete suspicious trackbacks, so I don’t have to deal with them, but log the deletions so I can check occasionally and make sure that it’s not being overzealous.

More Resources

There are some good lists of anti-spam tools for WordPress out there, so if you want more ideas, try:

Linda-Sands.com is live!

Although there are a few more enhancements to add, just wanted to announce the new website for our client, Linda Sands, an Atlanta GA author.

I love the muted, old fashioned tones on this one, very reflective of her new book.  And no boring, static site for Linda… this site is set up to be so easy for her to add her writing samples and new work, without any techie involvement.  Dynamic content, and an integrated blog, will allow Linda to connect with her readers, and potential readers out there.

So, go check it out!

Linda-sands.com website

linda-sands.com

Welcome to the updated Dabbled|Studios site!

Life gets busy, and suddenly you realize that you’ve been building cool websites for other people, but your own is sorely in need of help…

So this is version 1.0 of the new site… hope you enjoy! This is built on WordPress, and I think you’ll agree it looks nothing like a blog.

Still to come…
-I’ll be updating the Photography & Illustration section with some galleries, including some Creative Commons licensed items which you can use for free.
-An “About” Page
-Minor bug fixes – I’ve found a few, let me know if you see any more!

Glad you stopped by! And to stay updated, be sure to grab the Feed!
–Nancy