Comment blacklist

One step beyond comment moderation is the comment blacklist. To use this feature, just enter a list of banned items (such as URLs, IP addresses, terms, and e-mail addresses) in the Comment Blacklist section (Figure 5.25). When any of these items is used in a comment, WordPress marks that comment as spam. Any comment that's marked as spam doesn't appear on your blog or even go into the moderation queue; it's held in your blog's spam queue, which is just like the Junk Mail folder in your e-mail account.

Comment Blacklist

When a comment contains any of these words in its content, name. URL, e-mail, or IP, it will be marked as spam. One word or IP per line. It will match inside words, so "press" will match "WordPress".

Figure 5.25 The time will come when you'll want to ban certain things, and the Comment Blacklist section is where you do that.

Figure 5.25 The time will come when you'll want to ban certain things, and the Comment Blacklist section is where you do that.

By default, WordPress doesn't give you a way to see what comments are in the spam queue. But if you activate the Akismet spam plug-in (see Chapter 10), you unlock several options related to spam comments that help you fight spam.

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