Wordfence includes built in tools for fighting comments that include spam messages. As we continue our series on the Wordfence security plugin, we will now show you know how to filter comment spam in WordPress. This can greatly reduce the amount of spam comments you receive on your WordPress site.
Filter Comment Spam
- Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
Click Wordfence then tools in the navigation menu.
Click the Comment Spam Filter tab.
Under the Comment Spam Filter Options section, click the ON button if you want to “Hold anonymous comments using member emails for moderation.” This Blocks when the comment is posted without being logged in, but provides an email address for the registered user.
If you want to “Filter comments for malware and phishing URLs” click the ON button. This “Blocks when a comment contains a URL on a domain blacklist.“
Click the Save Changes button after choosing your comment spam filter settings.
Congratualtions, now you know how to filter comment spam in WordPress! In the next guide we will show you how to to a Whois lookup in Wordfence.