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All In One WP Security And Firewall Spam Prevention helps you to configure the spam prevention feature in your site and much more.

Last Updated: September 5, 2019

Latest News: I updated the documentation.

The AIOWPS plugin has a tab called spam prevention. This tab protects the comments section on your site. This tutorial will show how to activate and maintain the spam comments section and much more.

List of spam prevention features:

  • SPAM comments
  • IP tracking of SPAM comments
  • Buddypress
  • BBPress

All In One WP Security And Firewall Spam Prevention

Step 1 ) Go to WP Security -> Spam Prevention admin tab as illustrated in the image below.

all-in-one-wp-security-spam-prevention-menu

Spam Prevention

Step 2 ) The following image Spam Prevention allows you to set up the following options.

Spam Prevention Settings

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

all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall-spam-prevention-new-tab

Comment SPAM

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

Comment SPAM Settings Part 1

  • To learn more about Enable Captcha On Comment Forms: and other captcha settings, click on the following URL Captcha Settings.

The following will add another 20 points score towards your security meter if you enable both features. (Basic Security Level)

all-in-one-wp-security-comment-spam-part-1

Step 3-a ) The following image allows you to set up the following options.

Comment SPAM Settings Part 2

  • Block Spambots From Posting Comments:
  • Click on Save Settings button once you complete this option.

The following will add another 10 points score towards your security meter if you enable both features. (Basic Security Level)

all-in-one-wp-security-comment-spam-part-2

Comment SPAM IP Monitoring

Step 4 ) Go to WP Security -> Spam Prevention -> Comment SPAM IP Monitoring  as illustrated in the following image to enable the following options.

Comment SPAM IP Monitoring Settings Part 1

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

aiowps-comment-spam-ip-monitoring-part-1

Step 4-a ) The following image allows you to set up the following options.

Comment SPAM IP Monitoring Settings Part 2

  • Minimum number of SPAM comments per IP
  • Click on Find IP Addresses button once you complete this option.

aiowps-comment-spam-ip-monitoring-part-2

Step 4-b ) 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.

all-in-one-wp-security-list-spammers-ip-address-added

Step 4-c ) 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.

all-in-one-wp-security-permanent-block-list-added

BuddyPress

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

BuddyPress Settings

  • Add Captcha To BuddyPress Registration Form

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

all-in-one-wp-security-list-buddypress-new

BBPress

Step 6 ) Go to WP Security -> Spam Prevention -> BBPress to enable the following option.

BBPress Settings

  • Add Captcha To BBPress New Topic Form

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

all-in-one-wp-security-list-bbpress-spam-prevention

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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I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in wordpress.org forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

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