WordPress Zero Spam

Description

Quit forcing people to answer questions or confusing captchas to prove they’re not spam. Stop malicious users before they ever have a chance to infiltrate your site — introducing WordPress Zero Spam.

WordPress Zero Spam uses AI in combination with proven spam detection techniques and databases of known malicious IPs from around the world to detect and block unwanted visitors.

Just install, activate, and enjoy a spam-free site!

WordPress Zero Spam features

  • No captcha, spam isn’t a users’ problem
  • No moderation queues, spam isn’t a administrators’ problem
  • Third-party blacklist checks (Zero Spam, Stop Forum Spam)
  • Automatically & manually block IPs temporarily or permanently
  • Geolocate IP addresses to see where offenders are coming from
  • Block entire countries, regions, zip/postal codes & cities
  • Sync the WP core disallowed list weekly using splorp’s Comment Blacklist
  • Multiple detection techniques including David Walsh’s solution

WordPress Zero Spam also protects

WordPress Zero Spam is great at blocking spam — as a site owner there’s more you can do to stop WordPress spam in its tracks.

WordPress Zero Spam needs your support

WordPress Zero Spam is free & always will be. Please consider making a donation to help encourage plugin’s continued development.

Screenshots

  • WordPress Zero Spam dashboard
  • WordPress Zero Spam detections log
  • WordPress Zero Spam blocked IPs
  • WordPress Zero Spam blacklisted IPs
  • WordPress Zero Spam settings

Installation

  1. Upload the entire wordpress-zero-spam folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins screen (Plugins > Installed Plugins).
  3. Visit the plugin setting to configure as needed (Settings > Zero Spam).

For more information & developer documentation, see the plugin’s website.

FAQ

Does WordPress Zero Spam check Jetpack comments?

No. WordPress Zero Spam is unable to integrate Jetpack. For more information, see https://wordpress.org/support/topic/incompatible-with-jetpack-comments.

Reviews

February 25, 2021
It really can be this simple. Just install it and it works. You also could add additional features like ipstack and Google maps. Only thing that I'm missing after the last updated are these nice carts to get an overview. Would also be nice to integrate them into the WordPress Dashboard overview.
February 9, 2021
Each week I was having to delete hundreds of spam comments held for moderation but since installing this plugin only legitimate comments are getting through. I don't know how they do it but it seems like magic to me!
December 9, 2020
connects to services and websites that are not available, don't work or super slow. Couldn't get it to work at all. Don't waste time on this one.
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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Zero Spam” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

v5.0.12

  • Fixed issue with WPForms AJAX forms not getting validated by WordPress Zero Spam #238
  • David Walsh detection technique applied to WPForms & CF7
  • Miscellaneous admin UI improvements
  • Added ability to disable syncing WP’s Disallowed Comment Keys

v5.0.11

  • Improved protection for comments, CF7, Formidbale, registrations, WooCommerce and WPForms submissions.
  • David Walsh detection technique applied to core WP registration forms.

v5.0.10

  • PHP notice fix

v5.0.9

  • Performance enhancements
  • Various admin UI improvements
  • Strengthened comment & registration spam detections

v5.0.8

  • Fix for admin first-time config notice

v5.0.7

  • Added first-time configuration notice & auto-configure recommended settings functionality
  • Added the ability to regenerate the honeypot ID
  • Various admin UI improvements
  • WP Disallowed Comment Keys are automatically updated weekly using https://github.com/splorp/wordpress-comment-blacklist
  • Strengthened comment spam detections using WP core disallowed list
  • David Walsh’s spam technique is back! https://github.com/bmarshall511/wordpress-zero-spam/issues/247

v5.0.6

  • Various admin UI improvements
  • Strengthened comment spam detections

v5.0.5

  • Fix autoloader compatibility with Windows paths (https://github.com/bmarshall511/wordpress-zero-spam/pull/236)
  • Various admin UI improvements

v5.0.4

  • Fix for when checks should be preformed

v5.0.3

  • Added support for Formidable Form Builder
  • Fixed PHP error related to a blacklist call

v5.0.2

  • Admin UI enhancements
  • Added support for WooCommerce
  • Added Cloudflare IP address support (https://github.com/bmarshall511/wordpress-zero-spam/issues/220)
  • Update to data sharing option
  • Added ability to block individual locations (country, region, zip & city)
  • Added support for WPForms

v5.0.1

  • Updated readme file & documentation
  • Can now be installed via composer
  • Updated the required PHP version

v5.0.0

  • Initial v5.0.0 release
  • Huge performance enhancements
  • More control over settings to fine-tune functionality
  • Lots of bug fixes & improvements