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Unspam by Squelch Design is the simplest plugin you can find for reducing your comment spam problem. Once installed there’s nothing to configure, the plugin just quietly protects your WordPress website from spam.
Welcome to the official home page of the Squelch Unspam project, the simplest free anti-spam plugin for WordPress. Reduce your comment spam problem by simply installing this plugin.
Unspam by Squelch Design is the simplest plugin you can find for reducing your comment spam problem. Once installed there’s nothing to configure, and nothing changes to your visitors: No “CAPTCHA” or silly games. Once installed the plugin will simply randomise the names of the fields in the comments form on your blog and the reviews form in your WooCommerce shop, and reject comments that are sent to the standard WordPress field names, or where bots have blindly submitted data to the honeypot fields.
What this means for spammers is that they have to do quite a lot more work to send spam to your website. It may also make sending spam to your website unreliable as changes to your theme may upset their spam submission tools. Or they may have to resort to using humans to send spam to your website (not much I can do about that I’m afraid) which will cost them more money.
Please note that on update WordPress will deactivate the plugin with an error message. You can safely reactivate the plugin, the error is merely due to the plugin file being renamed. WordPress cannot find the original file and so deactivates the plugin.