It’s Time to Get Tougher on SPAM

For years now we have relied on the Akismet spam solution packaged with WordPress. Today I logged into my blog to find some incredibly inappropriate spam in the queue. We need to do a better job of blocking this completely, while still ensuring that it’s easy for students (especially our youngest bloggers) to post comments on their teacher’s blogs without running into complicated CAPTCHA questions.

I’m enabling another plugin called WordPress Zero Spam, to see if it mitigates the issue. If you notice any issues, or if legitimate comments aren’t coming through, please reach out.