List of Best Anti-Spam Plugins for WordPress to keep your Site Clean and Spam Free

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If you own a blog or website, chances are you have faced a little or a lot of spam. Spam is a fact of life if you have a website or blog. Using WordPress, you have not only solid built-in tools to prevent comment spam, there are also a wide range of comment spam protection and defense plugins and methods to choose from if you feel you need additional coverage and protection. I have listed Best Anti-Spam Plugins below that can be very much useful to keep your Site Clean and Spam Free.



Akismet Plugin is Developed by Automattic – the company behind WordPress. It is certainly the most popular spam prevention plugin for WordPress. You need to install and activate plugin using an API key (signup required). The plugin works by uploading all incoming comments to the Akismet server.

As the plugin connects directly to remote servers for its spam detection technology, the one downside is that if your server for some reason cannot connect to their servers, you will not be protected from spam. Akismet is also Compatible with top WordPress plugins such as Jetpack and Contact Form 7

Akismet is free for personal use. Although, for commercial use, You can purchase a business license for a small fee of $5 to $50 per month.

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CleanTalk is a premium cloud-based antispam plugin for WordPress, it is quite effective and it is not only blocking spam comments but also blocking spam registrations, spam contact emails, spam orders, spam bookings, spam subscriptions spam surveys, spam in widgets, spam in WooCommerce and check Checks the existing comments for spam.

Just like Akismet, it uses a remote database to check for potential spam, the incoming comments are uploaded to CleanTalk’s cloud servers which where they go multiple validation checks.Depending on the results, the comments are then moved to the spam queue or are approved and published. But it can also be affected by connection issues between your site and CleanTalk’s servers.

This plugin also supports a list of third-party plugin compatibility such as W3 Total Cache, Jetpack, Contact Form 7, WooCommerce, BuddyPress, bbPress and WP-Members, etc.

It Offers Free 7 Days trial then you need to pay $8 per year for a single site

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WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam

WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam

WP-SpamShield is a quite robust anti-spam plugin. This popular free plugin uses a double-layered protection service to defend your WordPress site from spam.
The first layer uses a mixture of JavaScript and web cookies which block most automated spam bots.
The second layer – called the Algorithmic Anti-Spam Layer – uses over a hundred spam detection algorithms which check the comment for spam.

This Plugin is Compatible with Most plugins like Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, JetPack, uddyPress, bbPress, WooCommerce, s2Member, WP-Members, etc.

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WPBruiser {no- Captcha anti-Spam}


WPBruiser destroys spambot signups, spam comments and brute force attacks by preventing the spam comments from entering the WordPress database. This is a well written and easy to use plugin.

This Plugin is Compatible with Most plugins like JetPack, MailChimp for WordPress, Postmatic, WooCommerce, PlanSo Forms, Epoch, Ultimate Member, WP User Control, Login With Ajax, etc.

I am using this plugin on this( blog also.

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Stop Spammers Spam Prevention

Stop Spammers Spam Prevention

This plugin helps to prevent comment spam, as well as limits login attempts. There are 12 pages of options that can be used to configure the plugin to your needs.

According to its author: In cases where spam is detected, users are offered a second chance to post their comments or login. Denied requests are presented with a captcha screen in order to prevent users from being blocked. The captcha can configures as OpenCaptcha, Google reCaptcha, or SolveMedia Captcha. The Captcha will only appear when a user is denied access as a spammer.

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Antispam Bee

Antispam Bee

Antispam Bee plugin is completely free for both personal and commercial use. it is full of great features and it doesn’t require registration like Akismet does. However, this plugin does not use cloud-powered spam detection algorithms. It blocks comments from specific IP addresses, countries or with different language.

It clears WordPress database of spam after a specified number of days. It also displays monthly statistics on the dashboard with spam numbers.

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WordPress Zero Spam

WordPress Zero Spam

WordPress Zero Spam is also a completely free anti-spam WordPress plugin it is built based on a concept developed by Mozilla founder David Walsh. This plugin uses server and client side JavaScript key validation to prevent bots from spamming. The user cannot comment without enabling JavaScript.

The plugin also integrates with popular plugins like Contact Form 7, WPForms, Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms and BuddyPress.

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WangGuard is another free anti-spam plugin. It follows Akismet and CleanTalk procedure by checking comments for spam on external servers. The API connection is even encrypted with SSL for added security. WangGuard protects normal WordPress, Multisite, BuddyPress, bbPress, registering new accounts. WangGuard, however, does not protect your site from comment spam as other plugins do and only works for registration pages.

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