Getting Spam in your BBPress Forum?

Unfortunately spam is something that will probably effect your BBPress Forum.

But don’t worry there are several solutions to correct this annoying problem. These are the ones that worked most effectively for us:

  1. Every WordPress install comes with the Akismet plugin which checks comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You will need to register an API key and activate it. Cost for this is $5 per month and it is well worth it.
    HOT TIP: If you set to receive email notifications for when a comment is held for moderation, then you should not receive any of the comments that Akismet marks as spam. They should reside in your spam folder, under Comments in your dashboard.
    Here is the link to the Akismet site for more information:
  2. Another great plugin is AVH First Defense Against Spam. We have implemented it on bbPress, BuddyPress and standalone WordPress sites and we are impressed. With this plugin spammers can be blocked based on the information supplied by third parties such as:
    Stop Forum Spam  A great forum that  provides lists of spammers that persist in abusing forums and blogs
    Project Honey Pot. A free, distributed, open-source project to help website administrators track, stop, and prosecute spam harvesters stealing email addresses from their sites.
    Spamhaus. IP’s are checked with SBL (Spamhaus Block List), XBL (Exploits Block List), PBL ( Policy Block List), DBL (Domain Block List) or by using a local blacklist.
Alex Baldocchi About Alex Baldocchi

A graduate of the Academy des Beaux Arts in Montreal, Alex moved to Toronto where he worked for over ten years as creative director and created campaigns for JVC Canada, Mack & Volvo Trucks, General Motors and Ciba Geigy. Forming Inspire Advertising + Design Inc. in 2002 with Cristine Martin – Alex has developed creative for GE, Franklin Templeton, Hankook Tires, Amnesty International, Pioneer Electronics, General Tires, Continental Tires and Stanley Black & Decker.

Alex has been awarded top honors from Applied Arts, Graphic Arts Magazines, The US Summit Awards, for his work on the GE Lighting account. His radio work for Hankook Tires won top prize at the AAPEX /SEMA show in Las Vegas and his print ad for Hankook Tires was awarded “finalist” status at the prestigious London Design Awards.

When Alex isn't at Inspire or even when he is at Inspire he loves drinking coffees (many many coffees), anything to do with WordPress, travelling and eating Nutella.

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