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July 28th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Moderating comments and content for a growing community can be quite challenging, especially if you have a very small team. The good news is you can always rely on your readers to help you with that. Report Content is one of many plugins you can download to get feedback on your content from your visitors.

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December 3rd in Wordpress Plugins by .

As your website gets more popular, you will end up with unwanted comments and trackbacks. You can always disable them per post or in bulk using a SQL query. Simple Trackback Disabler for WordPress also helps. It lets you clean and manage unwanted trackbacks even if you don’t feel confident manipulating your database.

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March 20th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Those of you who run popular websites have had to deal with comment and trackback spam. Many tops sites have migrated to Disqus and other commenting platforms already. Even in that case, you could end up with spammers targeting your site. While WordPress allows you to turn off link notifications from other blogs, you will have more work to do to completely stop trackback spam. Here are  2 ways to deal with it:

Simple Trackback Disabler: this plugin lets you clean up unwanted trackbacks and execute SQL commands to disable comments and trackbacks in bulk.  [click to continue…]

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January 3rd in Wordpress Plugins by .

Many WordPress websites do not allow their visitors to register for an account. Webmasters who do allow it know too well about spam registrations. It is not that hard to delete bogus accounts, but it is even better if you can stop spammers before they can take any action. Here are 5 plugins that enable you to stop spam WordPress registrations:

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Spam Master: blocks spam registrations and comments. It protects your website from thousands of spam e-mails, domains, IPs, and words. The plugin is BuddyPress compatible. [click to continue…]

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December 30th in Wordpress Plugins by .

I have seen many bloggers give in to the temptation of opening user registrations on their sites. There is nothing wrong with that if it helps your community grow. But most webmasters don’t have to worry about that, especially those who are just getting started.

Opening registrations on your website will bring its own challenges. You will not only have to watch what your members do on your site but also handle spam registrations. The process can get quite time consuming. These 5 WordPress plugins help you catch and remove spam user accounts from your database:

WangGuard: a powerful plugin that protects your registration page from unwanted users. It offers active protection against spammers. [click to continue…]

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April 27th in WP Stuff by .

Many WordPress bloggers do not allow user registrations on their websites. That is actually a very smart move if you don’t plan to offer premium or exclusive content on your website. If you do decide to enable that option on your website, you want to take enough precautions to keep your database safe from spam user registrations. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to deal with spammers. Unfortunately, that is not the case in the real world. As soon as you enable user registration feature, spammers will come to it to try and bring their garbage to your website. User Spam Remover is a powerful plugin that lets you handle spammers and delete their accounts fast.

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April 5th in Free Plug-ins, Hack Prevention by .

In a perfect world, we’d all be able to share our contact information on our websites without having to worry about spammers. Spamming is a serious crime, but that does not stop people from doing it. Some of these spammers do give their victims the chance to opt out of their e-mail lists. Others are more vicious when it comes to using e-mails they scrape from websites. If you intend to share your e-mail address on your website, you should install Cryptx or WordPress to keep your contact information protected.

Spammers use web bots to go through your website and mine e-mail addresses. While they don’t have permission to send e-mail to these addresses, they do it anyway. CryptX allows you to hide your e-mail addresses by using Javascript and Unicode. It covers both regular and mailto e-mail links. The plugin allows you to apply it to your content, comments, and other sections of your website.

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