So I manage a lot of WordPress sites and all of them suffer from comment spam at some level. What the heck has happened in the past couple of months? Each morning the old inbox is full of emails from the plethora of WordPress sites asking to validate the comments, “is this a genuine comment or is it just junk?”
Most of the time – yup it’s junk.
So I took to the Akismet stats screen in the WordPress dashboard to see if there actually was an increase or am I getting old and grumpy?
Check out the stats from just two sites.
Click to view these guys larger in all of their spammy glory!
At least it appears that the spam has peaked! I’ve not been using much other than Akismet, if you’re reading this and have a suggestion of a good WordPress plugin that somehow blocks or deters this kind of spam, leave me a comment (ironic huh?).