Blogs and spam seem to best friends, but fortunately Akismet can help you dramatically squelch those awful comments from reaching your adoring audience.
Included in every release of WordPress (it’s an Automattic-authored plugin after all), The WeFixWP team has trapped millions and millions of spam comments for our clients – and our own blogs, too – by installing it.
Why do we like it so much?
- Easy to implement and use
- Traps most spam in its tracks
- Continuous and collaborative “learning” of the plugin keeps false positives from slipping through
Fun fact: Matt Mullenweg revealed at WordCamp NY that he developed Akismet for his mom (who he knew wouldn’t appreciate seeing any “icky” comments).
We understand that bloggers often like more protection and have also installed more than one spam plugin, such as Bad Behavior, Defensio, Spam Karma, or WP-SpamFree. Luckily, most of them work quite well together and it does little harm to have both.
However, we must say that we have experienced lots of issues with Spam Karma because it tends to fill your database up quickly and cause performance issues, so take care with that one.