Get rid of spam comments on your WordPress site

When I started Meteo·Mobile, I knew very little about the challenges related to developing a web-app and maintaining a blog to share the improvements with you.

Through the years, I’ve learnt many lessons about managing a website, some of them the hard way.

Today, we start a new category in this blog. In this new category, I intend to share some of those lessons with you.

I don’t pretend this to be an academic sort of thing. More than that, I just wish to thank some great people for the awesome things they’ve developed and shared (for free most of the time)

In this first chapter, I want to thank the Akismet WordPress plugin.

As of today, Akismet has intercepted 49,330 spam comments in this blog; 5,595 in the last six months alone. In all these years, it only gave 1 false positive (a real human comment that it tagged as spam) and only missed 35 spammy comments. That’s a great record (99,91% accuracy rate!)

So thumbs up for Akismet !

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