Akismet: Protect your WordPress site from web spam

AkismetIs your WordPress website getting slammed with spammy comments? Congratulations! You’re getting enough traffic to attract some attention.

The bad news is that you’re attracting the wrong kind of attention. And the last thing you want is to offend your REAL audience with shady or off-colour or downright nasty comments that unscrupulous attackers are sending your way.

I’ve tested a number of spam-prevention methods and plugins, and the one I like best is Akismet by Automattic. Akismet filters out your comment and track-back spam for you, so you can focus on more important things. There’s a good description here on how it works. (And how can you not like a plugin from a company that writes its product descriptions in haiku?

It costs all of $5 US per month per site. For the price of a latte, protect yourself!

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