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Chicago WordPress Meetup Group Message Board › Newbies...Watch Out For Spammers On Your WordPress Site

Newbies...Watch Out For Spammers On Your WordPress Site

Michael Yublosky, ...
MichaelYublosky
Buffalo Grove, IL
Post #: 69
I run across many out there in WordPress.org land unaware that Akismet, the automatic spam filter, that comes with WordPress.com is not included with WordPress.org automatically. Purchase of an API code is required to activate on a hosted site unless you already have one from a WordPress.com site to add to. Read more on my blog article: Keep Your Guard Up..

Additionally I always suggest to that my clients and people I tutor on WordPress to set up all blog comments for moderation prior to publishing. That way you can catch the sneaky spammers looking only for a back link. Found on left sidebar of your Dashboard: Settings > Discussion. As always, remember to scroll down and < Save Changes>.
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