How to Setup Spam Comment Protection in WP Simple Firewall

Posted OnJan 23, 2015     CategoryPlugins, Users & Security     CommentsNo comment

The seventh step of the guide to the WP Simple Firewall plugin will look at the spam comments protection filter of the plugin.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) Head to your Dashboard and scroll down to Simple Firewall, and choose Comments Filter from the dropdown menu. Enable the feature by ticking the box provided at the top of the page.


Step 3) The Human Comment Spam Protection filter will scan your comments for spammy keywords. Enable the feature by ticking the box provided. The comment filter terms can be chosen from the list below, and set the default spam action for when comments are marked as spam (e.g. marked as spam, move to trash, reject and redirect).


Step 4) The automatic bot comment spam filter will scan your comments using advanced spam-bot protection from the original GASP plugin and keep your spam to a minimum. Set your default spam actions as you did for the human spam comments above (e.g. move to trash, mark as spam, etc.) The comments cooldown is for limiting the posting of comments to the number of seconds you choose, after the page has loaded.


Step 5) The final part of the page is to customise the messages that shown to the user, and the features below will help determine whether or not a user is a spammer or a normal person, who in turn can tick the right boxes and follow the procedures they need to prove they are for real.


The next step of the guide will focus on How to Setup Automatic Updates in WP Simple Firewall.


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