Spam Prevention ( Captcha )

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

Created: July 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm

  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    July 16, 2013 at 2:10 am


    Comments etc are part of the core WP functionality, thus you would need to find a captcha plugin for WP. There are many online;

  • Stephen
    July 16, 2013 at 4:23 am

    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 Fail
    Mark Fail
    July 16, 2013 at 4:52 am

    thanks Stephen

  • Daniel
    July 17, 2013 at 6:26 am

    @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.

    Best Regards

  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    July 17, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Daniel thanks for your feedback.

  • Richard Bonk
    Richard Bonk
    July 17, 2013 at 8:57 am

    @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)!

  • Daniel
    July 17, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Cool thanks @Richard

  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    July 18, 2013 at 2:40 am


  • Shannon
    October 27, 2013 at 10:14 am

    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.

  • Shannon
    October 27, 2013 at 10:29 am

    SI Captcha Options works, but always returns an incorrect captcha answer. even when it is correct >.<

  • Jose
    December 11, 2013 at 5:16 am

    You could enable the service of 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!!


  • Keith
    February 23, 2014 at 7:45 am

    how can i add recaptcha in subscribe form and contact form???

  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    February 24, 2014 at 6:30 am

    not at the moment im afraid.

  • Sebastian
    February 28, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    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.

    Anti-Spam features:

    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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