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Is it possible to ban certain domains or IPs?





prole
I just searched around about this topic but without any results...

Since ever I submitted sitemap to various search engines [I use wordpress, and probably shouldn't have submitted /wp-comments-post.php], I've been getting spam comments more and more each day. Mostly about annoying phentermine, cialis etc. I can't bother deleting dozen of them everyday.

I'd like to know is there a way to ban their domains totally from accessing my site at frihost or not?

Thanks in advance.
Hogwarts
prole wrote:
I just searched around about this topic but without any results...

Since ever I submitted sitemap to various search engines [I use wordpress, and probably shouldn't have submitted /wp-comments-post.php], I've been getting spam comments more and more each day. Mostly about annoying phentermine, cialis etc. I can't bother deleting dozen of them everyday.

I'd like to know is there a way to ban their domains totally from accessing my site at frihost or not?

Thanks in advance.

There's no point blocking their IP addresses because they're dynamic, meaning that they change.

The only useful thing you can do is variate your installation of wordpress, meaning make it different from standard ones.

You can do something as simple as renaming files and changing links, or you can do something more advanced an add a captcha, or you can do what I think is best: Both of the above things and change the name of the text areas/text boxes in all the forms on your site.
prole
Thanks!

With your helpful suggestions I searched a bit and found this plugin very useful: Comments Post Rewriter Plugin.

Also a wordpress list of spam fighting tools/plugins: http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Spam_Tools

And http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam/Denying_Access
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