Have been getting a lot comment and trackback spam both on this blog as well as the blog of my friend Melody.
Have added a lot of spam words to her block list of b2evo and it seems to have currently stopped. I guess b2evo has much better spam handling capacities than WP, especially since it has Central Blacklist.
For WP 1.2.2, I have a lot of plugins and hacks enabled.
For one I use the Comment Preview hack for comments which blocked my comment spam.
However, that’s when I started getting hit by Trackback Spam. Even Kitten’s Spaminator wasn’t enough.
Have finally installed the Auto Shutoff Comments plugin to shutoff comments after a 14 day period. This should stop a good amount of Trackback spam usually targets posts which are more than that period.
Another good solution is to disable Trackback only:
Do this in the SQL field of phpMyadmin
Update wp_posts set ping_status = "closed"
Update wp_posts set ping_status = "closed" where post_date < "2005-01-05"
if you want to disable trackbacks before a certain date.
Ofcourse, edit the date and run this regularly.
Seems to have stopped the spam as of now. I’m sure they will find a way around it. I’ll be waiting…