The best WordPress anti spam plugin? I vote for Antispam Bee
In my search for WordPress anti spam plugins I stumbled upon Antispam Bee a while ago.
After using it for over half a year all I can say is WOW. It’s the best spam fighting plugin saving me 10 – 15 minutes a day. Plus, it’s free!
- High spam filter rate – in my case out of 1060 spam comments only few have slipped through
- Frequently updated and developed
- Does not use a centralized server (which is good)
- Easy to install and use
- Registration free
- Analyses pingbacks and trackbacks
- Free for commercial use unlike Akismet
- False positives still occur, though at a small rate (4 out of 1000 in my case)
- Plugin description is in German
- If you’re using WordPress Jetpack plugin, comments section in Jetpack has to be disabled, otherwise Antispam Bee won’t work. And you won’t be getting any comments.
If you like it, grab one on wordpress.org or install it from your WordPress admin dashboard following the steps in the video.