If you are running a WordPress blog, you are probably familiar with the pain of blog spams. Some folks make a living by acting like leeches and writing automated robots that post comments to WordPress blogs. These comments are often garbage and are designed to send a link back to the site owner’s site. WordPress spamming is a big issue, and unfortunately too many folks are in the business of spamming.
For long I have used Akismet to manage spam comments on my blog, but WordPress does not come with captcha which means if you leave your comments open, there is a chance that folks will use that to their advantage. But the good thing about WordPress is the fact that there are a lot of folks who dedicate their time to making the platform better for everyone. That’s how Cryptographp has come about. This plug-in adds a captcha piece to your comment template, which means folks can’t just spam your blog with automated software. Don’t get me wrong. Cryptographp does not end the issue of WordPress spamming. However, it can reduce your blog’s spams significantly.
Cryptographp is a free WordPress plug-in and is very easy to install. Combined with Askimet, you can expect folks to have a hell of a time trying to spam your WordPress blog. You can download Cryptographp here.