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All In One WP Security And Firewall Spam Prevention helps you to configure the spam prevention and locking down the website for maintenance.

Last Updated: February 5, 2018

Latest News: I have added troubleshooting steps for adding the captcha in the comments form.

All In One WP Security And Firewall Spam Prevention

Step 1 ) Click on WP Security -> Spam Prevention to set up the following options. See images below.

  • Comment SPAM
  • Comment SPAM IP Monitoring
  • BuddyPress
  • BBPress

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Step 2 ) Go to WP Security -> Spam Prevention -> Comment SPAM  to enable the following options.

  • Enable Captcha On Comment Forms:
  • Block Spambots From Posting Comments:

The following will add another 30 points score towards your security meter if you enable both features. (Basic Security Level)

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Troubleshooting Captcha in the Comments Form

Step 2-a ) Someone reported an issue they were having when enabling captcha in the comments form. Just remember that in most cases it will be a conflict with your theme. You should test one of WordPress default themes like Twenty Sixteen or Seventeen. This test will let you know if it is your theme causing this issue. Click on the following URL add-captcha-to-comments-form-is-not-working to read the reply by one of the developers.

Comment SPAM IP Monitoring

Step 3 ) Go to WP Security -> Spam Prevention -> Comment SPAM IP Monitoring  to enable the following options.

  • Enable Auto Block of SPAM Comment IPs:
  • Minimum number of SPAM comments:
  • Minimum number of SPAM comments per IP

Step 3-a ) The following image displays the following message when you block any ip address as pointed out in the previous step.

Note: If you don’t see this message then you have an issue probably a permissions issue.

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Step 3-b ) The following image displays the number of IP addresses blocked today and the total number that have been blocked so far in your site.

The following IP addresses are added to Permanent Block List tab located under WP Security -> Dashboard.

Note: This number will be different in your site.

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BuddyPress Spam Prevention

Step 4 ) Go to WP Security -> Spam Prevention -> BuddyPress to enable the following option.

  • Add Captcha To BuddyPress Registration Form

Note: This feature only activates if you have BuddyPress installed in your site.

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BBPress Spam Prevention

Step 5 ) Go to WP Security -> Spam Prevention -> BBPress to enable the following option.

  • Add Captcha To BBPress New Topic Form

Note: This feature only activates if you have BBPress installed in your site.

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Click on the following link Scanner to continue configuring the plugins settings.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Enjoy.

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Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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