I’m a huge fan of IOERROR’s Bad Behavior, a WordPress Plugin that literally “gives the finger” to comment spammers and site abusers. There is a new update out at Bad Behavior 1.2.3 with the download site located on Download Bad Behavior WordPress Plugin. Just unzip the file and copy the entire folder into your
Bad Behavior is not limited to only WordPress. It will also work with other PHP blogging tools to block comment spammers. Check it out.
If you are unfamiliar with Bad Behavior, you can read about it in these articles.
- Website Hammered by Hotlinking, Spammers, and Free Loaders?
- Customizing WordPress Administration Panels – Adding Bad Behavior Stats
- A Day in the Life of a Paranoid Website Administrator
Also, like most WordPress Plugins, Bad Behavior is free, but it takes time, money, and energy to produce, so if you are a fan of it, then consider donate to the cause to keep this awesome software going.