Peter’s Custom Anti-Spam Image Plugin for WordPress

Following Thilak’s results, I installed Peter’s Custom Anti-Spam Image Plugin for WordPress to test.

I’m much against the idea of using Captcha for my blog, because of the problems with accessibility. However, of late I have been getting a lot of spam.

Even though Bad Behavior has blocked 10000+ access attempts in the last seven days, a good portion of spam has been getting through.

This has been caughty by Spam Karma 2 successfully. However, they are still getting through and still consuming bandwidth.

Hence, I felt the need of installing Peter’s plugin. Thilak has found the amount of spam being blocked reducing from 1000 to around 5 a day.

I will be monitoring this for the next few days. The plugin is easy to use and install. The image is also clearly visible, so you shouldn’t face any problems with reading it.

If you do face any problems please email me, so that I can take necessary action.

I had to make some changes to the code to make it XHTML 1.1 compatible. Will write detailed installation instructions tomorrow.

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4 thoughts on “Peter’s Custom Anti-Spam Image Plugin for WordPress”

  1. If you run into problems with contact form spam, I’ve modified the original contact form to add a challenge question. Since putting it up, I’ve had no contact form spam. I think a similar approach could be used for comment spam, I’ve just not had the time to develop it.

    Hope you don’t mind the shameless promotion. I enjoy your blog!


  2. Hi Doug,

    Thanks for the comment. I don’t mind the link. Anyone or anything that helps me fight spam is my friend.

    Have to update my anti-spam guide to include your updated form as well as Peter’s plugin

  3. Hi, I went to the site of Peter’s plugin, and I could successfully test it there, but not on your blog!
    Just asking, have you found better solution than this, because I cant see the image here?


  4. Janos, I don’t use it currently on this blog, because my visitors didn’t like the captcha.

    But, I had it running for a good three months or so with no issues at all.

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