Alternative to Akismet

Aksimet is a paid anti-spam comment service that comes standard with your WordPress installation. As it is the standard for dealing with comment spam in WordPress, but it is a paid service. A combination of the following two plugins has proved to be a great free alternative to Akismet: Antispam Bee (Don’t let the German… Continue reading Alternative to Akismet

Validate SPF records

Kitterman’s Validate SPF records is any easy way to validate any SPF record you create. Definition: Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is an email validation system designed to prevent email spam by detecting email spoofing, a common vulnerability, by verifying sender IP addresses. SPF allows administrators to specify which hosts are allowed to send mail from… Continue reading Validate SPF records

Email SPAM checker

Email Spam Checker is a very useful tool when creating emails. The system allows you to quickly determine message quality and test email deliverability on a scale from 0 (bad) to 100 (excellent). With some very helpful tips on your scoring.

Spam all pending WordPress comments SQL statment

SQL code to change all pending comments to spam: UPDATE `wp_comments` SET `comment_approved`=’spam’ WHERE `comment_approved` = 0; If you’re not using Akismet, and you’ve let your pending, most likely “spam” comments, pile-up; the above SQL code will help convert all pending comments to spam. So comments like: What an insightful idea has been written here.… Continue reading Spam all pending WordPress comments SQL statment