WordPress is the most popular Content Management System in market. As WordPress used to build millions of websites so its always target of spammers and hackers. As they can post a SPAM comment in 1 WordPress website they can post to millions of sites with same way.
Nowadays spam comments or messages are growing rapidly and creating problems for many of us. Many websites including your WordPress is receiving thousands of spam comments which are literally very annoying. All of us want to get rid of spam comments but How?
Tools to remove spam comments in WordPress
As its always said precaution is better than cure. So you should always take right measures to stop SPAM comments. Otherwise good comments will mix up with SPAM comments and you would delete the comments from your regular readers as well.
Gratefully the tools like Akismet and re-captcha, are here to help us in getting rid of spam comments. Akismet is installed plugin in WordPress that filters out all the spam messages, comments. It is well known as the Spam Protection tool for WordPress.
Whereas, reCaptcha is another useful tool preventing any spam messages and comments from entering data on your website. The data includes fake comments , emails, contact form messages. Comparing both, Akismet and Captcha, Akismet proves be the best plugin in getting rid of hundreds of spam comment at a time.
Why it is important to stop spam comments in WordPress?
Spam comments are very annoying and is the major problem faced by many websites. Luckily, WordPress has built in plugin i.e. Akismet which you can see the image below , which helps in removing or deleting 7.5 million spam comments per hour.
To check all you need to go Plugins bar >> Installed Plugins and at the top, you can see Akismet plugin.
This plugin automatically identifies spam comments and delete them before landing on your WordPress website. Usually on a popular website, there are about 85% spam comment while 15 % comments are authorized comments. So Akismet plugin allows user to pay more attention on authorized comments while deleting or removing spam comments automatically.
This plugin is paid one which the common user usually not be able to use. So there’s another useful plugin I.e WP Bult Delete which is free of cost and is user friendly.
How WP Bulk Delete Plugin works?
You may also watch the video below to delete SPAM comments in bulk. Which you can do just installing WP Bulk Delete plugin.
WP Bulk Delete plugin is an useful plugin which we all need to install in our WordPress , which helps in finding spam comments, posts or messages and allows you to delete them permanently from WordPress.
To install and activate WP Bulk Delete plugin in WordPress, all you need is to go Plugins >> Add new >> Type “WP Bulk Delete” in the search bar and install and activate the plugin.
After Activation you can see that the plugin appears at the side bar of the WordPress
Now to delete spam comments, you need to go the WP Bulk Delete plugin >> click on the Delete comments feature and here you delete comments by different categories like by status, by posts, by author, by date and time.
Along the Comment section, you can see different options ( Pending comments, spam comments, trash comments, Approved Comments), So we need to remove spam comments , so we just mark spam comments and will delete spam comments by just one click on the button of Delete comments at the bottom.
Woohoo! There you go now! Congratulations all spam comments has been deleted now.
Comments are very helpful to understand how the audience is taking your content. Its not only related to audience participation but also they can improve the SEO of your article with comments. While comments are important but if you start getting SPAM comments your website can mess up completely.
So its better to avoid SPAM comments. To avoid SPAM comments just make right settings in wp-admin >> Settings >> Discussion and also you can take help from plugins like Akismet. On other hand if you already have received thousands of SPAM comments and now thinking how to delete them. WP Bulk delete plugin can help you delete SPAM comments quickly.
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