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I think the listing and comments need to have captcha added to prevent spamming Any decent programmer can make a program in about an hour to auto-spam the hell out of any site without captcha.
Please add captcha to the listing and while at it also add option for admin to approve listings before they go live.
Thanks in advance
Comments etc are part of the core WP functionality, thus you would need to find a captcha plugin for WP. There are many online;
These work rock solid for our site.
Stop Spammer Registrations Plugin
… also doesn’t hurt to install
Better WordPress Security Plugin
Duplicator (in case you need to restore)
@Mark Thanks for all the references. However all recaptcha I found are limited only to user signup page or comments but do not work for listing submission making it easy for any spammer to just register an account and start submitting hundreds of listings a day. * They also do not protect comments on articles.
So basically my concern is captcha for listing and articles.
@Stephen thanks for your suggestions very useful.
Daniel thanks for your feedback.
@Daniel, if you use the plugins that Stephen mentioned, the spammers will not be able to register for an account and thus spam the other areas.
I have been using captchas on many sites (not just PremiumPress) and the spam bots got past these. It just creates more troubles to legitimate users and does not stop spam.
Now I use the same plugins as Stephen listed and have not seen a single spam for ages (down from 100 a day on each site before)!
Cool thanks @Richard
the Captcha plugin (suggested above) does not work on blog post comments. Neither does reCaptcha form or Wp-Recaptcha.
From what I can tell, the Responsive site design somehow prevents the captcha from embedding into the comment reply area.
Any help would be appreciated. One canNOT go without a captcha on the comment boxes.
SI Captcha Options works, but always returns an incorrect captcha answer. even when it is correct >.<
You could enable the service of http://www.cloudflare.com in your website and this will automatically identify spambots or webzombies interacting with your site and present a challenge page with captchas questions and other methods to prevent abuse
Hope it helps!!
how can i add recaptcha in subscribe form and contact form???
not at the moment im afraid.
A cheap and very good alternative is CleanTalk. No Captcha, no questions, no counting animals, no puzzles, no math – spam protection pure based on cloud. I use them on all my sites and its a algorythm/deeplearning/machinelearning and database driven anti spam network with a very cheap price (8$/ year per site with bulk site discounts).
The wordpress plugin is easy to install –> CleanTalk WordPress Plugin and the service has a free 7 day full version trial period.
Stops spam comments.
Stops spam registrations.
Stops spam contact emails.
Stops spam in bbPress.
Stops spam orders.
Stops spam bookings.
Stops spam subscriptions.
Stops spam surveys, polls.
Stops spam in widgets.
Stops spam in WooCommerce.
Checks the existing comments for spam.
Checks the existing users for spam.
I use them since one year on all my WP Blogs, Magento sites and on my phpBB forums. Iam impressed by the performance of spam / fraud detection. For this cheap money its worth every penny not penetrating every customer with captchas and even better security as captchas.
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