Top 20 Anti-Spam Plugins for WordPress

In this article we are going to discuss about the Top 20 Anti-Spam Plugins for WordPress. There are different ways of preventing your WordPress blog from becoming the target of spam and abuse. Which method you use will depend on a number of factors. I have used Akismet successfully for example on a number of blogs, however I came up against a problem with a press release website.

Top 20 Anti-Spam Plugins for WordPress

I had developed this site using WordPress and with the addition of Plugins it was designed to be a Press Release Center allowing PR Professionals and marketing experts to submit their news releases for online publication. I developed the site and tested it, everything seemed to work fine. We tested it in-house and then decided to go for a soft launch. We checked and for the first few hours nothing. Where were all the submissions that we had been promised? That is right, the Akismet Plugin had grabbed them as spam.

This was going to be a problem, I certainly did not want the submissions to be a free for all for every idiot online, but I did not want every other press release trashed because it looked ‘spammy’ to Akismet. So I had to take a look at what other options were out there.

There are seveal user friendly ways of verifying your sites visitors before taking their comments or other submissions. Here is a round up of some of the best.



The daddy of anti-spam measures, however as I pointed out sometimes it does not do the job (by doing its job too well). I think Akismet is the best automated spam killer that actually gets better as it learns from the whole community marking new spam comments as spam. It just WORKS.

Antispam Bee

Antispam bee

The next best option after Akismet will be Anti-Spam Bee. This free plugin is full of great features, and does not require registration as Akismet does. Anti-Spam Bee is free for personal use and marketing, so even your website can be free. Antispam Bee is the only solution you need to eliminate spam comments and tracking effectively.

Antispam Bee is straightforward to use. You can stop spammers immediately without requiring CAPTCHAS and without sending personal information to third party services. The plugin is also compatible with GDPR and ships with a ton of excellent features.

You can expect options such as to be able to trust approved commenters, verify IP addresses, block users from certain countries, delete direct spam comments, set control notifications, log users using Fail2Ban, clear your WordPress spam database after a certain number of days (spam cleaning), and the list goes on and on. And the plugin provides monthly spam statistics for your dashboard.

All in one WP Security

All in one wp security

This plugin protects registration, login and comment forms from spambots by adding a simple mathematical equation to your comments form. For example “what is 4+3 ?”. This approach should give you 100% anti-spam protection against BOTS, I know of no automated spambot that can get round this right now.



The anti-comment-spam-plugins that I have focused on so far in this article requireuser interaction, e.g. captcha or math-comment-spam-protection to defend you against automated comment spambots. Other scripts use JavaScript and/or Sessions, check each comment against common spam phrases or modify your comment template.

This is a little different. NoSpamNX focuses on handling automated comment-spam without these measures.NoSpamNX adds additional formfields to your comment form, invisible to the users. If a spambot fills these fields blindly (which 99.9% of all spambots do), the comment will not be published. You can decide if you want to block these spambots, mark them as spam or put them in moderation queue.


Quiz spam

This plugin is little old but still working fine. If you want to go further than just verfiying that the person posting a comment is a human you can go one step further. You can ensure they have read your post prior to submitting a response. I do like this plugin, whilst it will drastically reduce the amount of feebdack you get on your blog or web site I am fairly sure the quality will increase significantly.

You can write a new Quiz question and answer for each post, fall back on a default question, or have no question at all. Commenters must correctly answer the question before their comment is submitted. Answers are checked by a caseless comparison. So spelling must be correct but uppercase letters do not matter.

Short questions with one word andswers are best. However you can enter multiple correct answers, separated by commas. For example, if you enter an answer as: 6, six, half dozen Either “6″ or “six” or “half dozen” will be accepted as correct.

Hide My WP

Hide my IP

With over 27k happy customers, Hide My WP is the no.1 selling WordPress security plug in CodeCanyon. But don’t be fooled by the name – Hide My WP which provides you with full spam protection and more. A collection of premium tools that make your website invisible and secure from hackers, theme finders, and creams (watch video above).

Hide My WP does just that. Hides your entire site from the garbage boys. It protects any URL you want, including wp-login, and renames the wp-admin URL to confuse even worse people. To keep you safe, Hide My WP detects and SQL SQL attacks attack, among other things.

Hide My WP has excellent user experience and is compatible with BuddyPress, bbPress, and more. It is the ultimate security and anti-spam plug on your WordPress website.

Cleantalk Spam Protection

FireWall by CleanTalk

Cleantalk Spam Protection is a simple WordPress application that works hard to remove spam suitable for beginners and experienced users. Clearly the feature explosion, giving you all you need to stop spam without compromising your website. While they offer a free 14-day trial, when it expires you will need to purchase the Cleantalk service for a very low price of $ 8 per year.

The plugin helps you set up spam subscriptions, comments, contact emails, orders, bookings, subscriptions, surveys, and spam in widgets, search forms, and WooCommerce. Comments are first uploaded to CleanTalks cloud servers where they check. These tests include – comments submitted too fast, JavaScript disabled, non-HTTP unlisted links and many more. Valid ideas are then approved, while others are sent to the spam line. On top of this, Cleantalk monitors and removes existing spam comments from users.

Cleantalk spam protection is compatible with your favorite tools, including Form 7, Ninja forms, WPForms, MailChimp, Jetpack comment, BuddyPress, S2Member, Meeppoet, and much more. It is easy to use as it does not come with CAPTCHA, puzzles, questions, and math puzzles.

WordPress Zero Spam

WordPress Zero Spam

WordPress Zero Spam is a very easy anti spam plugin to set up. No need for APIs or complicated setup process. It’s not as difficult as some of the other anti-spam plugins on this list, but it’s free, quick to set up, and will be done.

This plugin helps prevent spam comments and spam account registration. Also, it is also integrated with 7 Contact Forms, BuddyPress, Gravity Forms, and Ninja Ninja, so your site will be free of spam no matter which plugin you use plugins.

If you have problems with spam comments on your existing WordPress site, or want to protect yourself before it becomes a problem, then consider using one of the above plugins.

WPBruiser {no- Captcha anti-Spam}


Formerly known as Goodbye Captcha, WPBruiser is an excellent WordPress anti-spam plugin. The plugin works with antispam measures on login pages and login pages and password to stop spam before it starts. It’s very powerful for free, and thanks to a clean control interface, you can easily change your settings.

WPBruiser is a visual anti-spam WordPress plugin that helps you protect your contact forms, lost password forms, login forms, registration forms, and comments. Comes with security features that allow you to block IP addresses and prevent bots from educating users using ‘/? Author = N ‘scans.

The plugin sends you notifications when a brute force attack is detected. Additionally, you get detailed spam reports to stay on top of things. Besides, WPBruiser offers you many extensions such as Contact Form 7, WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, AffiliateWP, Easy Digital Downloads and much more.

Cerber Security, Antispam & Malware Scan

Cerber Security, Anti-spam Malware Scan

Another WordPress security site, the Cerber Security plug gives you all the tools you need to remove spam while strengthening your WordPress site. All right; Spam blocking is one of the features provided by the Cerber Security plugin. Allows you to remove spam from your registration, contact, and comment form.

Other notable features include brute Force blocking, IP blocking, custom login URLs, login, user session manager, wp-host manager hiding, WP REST API access, anonymous reCAPTCHA, testing integrity, malware scanner, scheduled scan, two object authentication, and so on.

Stop Spammers

Stop Spammers

Until the anti-spam WordPress plugins go, Stop Spammers is a popular spam assassin. Easy to set up and use, Soon Spammers give you a lot of power to protect yourself from the spam demon. It works directly outside the box, which means you don’t have to touch anything to clear the spam.

Stop Spammers Spam Prevention helps protect spam comments, as well as restrictions on trying to sign in. The plugin ships have more than 50 stop options and uses 20 different spam checks and risky events to detect spam. When the plugin flags flag or sign-in attempt, users are allowed a second attempt on the rejected application page. Here users are introduced with a Captcha screen to prevent them from being blocked. Captcha can come from OpenCaptcha, Google Captcha, or SolveMedia Captcha.

Now with the new, improved UI, you can easily combat spam comments, emails, subscriptions, spambots, and spammers. If necessary, you can conduct diagnostic tests and view spam activity with a click.

The group behind Stop Spammers has exterminated itself. You will enjoy many free features, or you can attend a premium program that offers solid security and powerful security for your WordPress site. No more name.

Captcha Plus

Captcha Plus

Captcha Plus is a simple premium anti-spam plugin for all types of WordPress sites. It is especially helpful if you want to block spam from your login, registration, password recovery, and comment forms.

Due to new updates and integrations, you can use Captcha Plus to stop spam in other forms, not the ones mentioned above. The plugin allows you to add easy math calculations, Invisible Captcha, character recognition, and slide capchas in a variety of ways without breaking a sweat.

Stop WP Comment Spam

Stop WP Comment Spam

Clean your comment section with the Stop WP Comment Spam plugin. It’s a quick, easy and free way to keep spam from taking your posts. With the plugin installed, you can automatically block spam and hold flagged comments for review in the “Spam” tab (where you can review and approve or delete comments). Or you can allow the setting to automatically delete all spam – either there, or after a number of days.

Notable features include automatic spam filter, option to delete or hold updates, and compatibility with other WordPress security plugins. You can upgrade to stop Pro spam with additional features such as: human spam recognition and machine learning, form protection, blocking WordPress and WooCommerce user registration, spam statistics and more.

Titan Anti-spam & Security

Anti-spam Security

Titan includes anti-spam, firewall, malware scanner, site access testing, security and testing for WordPress websites. Our security services provide Titan with the latest firefighting rules, malware signatures, and malicious IP address data – all you need to ensure the security of your website.

Titan is a comprehensive WordPress security solution, complemented by a collection of additional features like add-ons, set in a simple and intuitive interface.

Spam Destroyer

Spam Destroyer

Spam Destroyer is designed to be as safe for your readers as possible. These lightweight plugins stop spam automatically without commenting, and are something you can consider with a small blog or low street website.

The best part about Spam Destroyer is probably its simple simplicity. I mean, the plugin works right out of the box. Just install Spam Destroyer and set up the default spam without touching a single setting. The plugin does not add anything to your WordPress admin dashboard after activation. It works behind the scenes.

Anti-spam Reloaded

 Anti-spam Reloaded

The Anti-spam Reloaded block plug blocks 100 percent of spam messages in the comments section and blocks all shortcomings. No Captcha required.

The plugin is simple and easy to use: just install it and it just works.

Blocked comments can be saved on the Spam site and converted into regular comments if needed.

The Anti-spam Reloaded plug is compliant with the GDPR and does not store any user information other than the above-mentioned behavior.

En Spam

En Spam

“En Spam” completely blocks bots’ views on cookies and javascript. The bots can’t use cookies and javascript so they can’t comment.
Users blocking cookies or Javascript can comment after being redirected to a special page.

The plugin is open to your visitors, it will only be blocked by bots.

You can see how many spambots are blocked in the dashboard widget.

The word “En Spam” means “never spam” in Hebrew.

WP Armour – Honeypot Anti Spam

Honeypot Anti Spam

This plugin prevents spammer transmissions using honeypot technology. There is no additional Captcha or verification field to harass users. It only allows spam bots to suffer through honeypot fields.

Works on most forms and wordpress system including subscriptions and comments. So All is one solution.

Spam bots cannot use Java

A unique honeypot field name designed for each wordpress entry, so it is difficult for spam bots to make one ready for all honeypot spam testing solutions.

Spam Master

Spam Master

Spam Master was born back in 2012 with the need to protect our website from ongoing spam subscriptions and comments that affect most WordPress websites. We made it the way TechGasp… created a new, clean and fast plugin that will make your wordpress website safe and clean. Since then Spam Master has grown into one of the top 5 threats of online threats. protection for millions of ips, ip ranges, emails, domains and spam names

Spam Master protects WordPress-based websites from millions of known spam emails, domains, ip’s and words by blocking user registration, comments, contact forms, etc. Spam Master using RBL technology (actual list of blocks) is updated regularly.

The plugin comes packed with automated Spam Learning functionality that will make your wordpress blog more complex by providing ip’s and analytics emails and online spam listing.

WordPress Captcha Plugin by Captcha Bank
WordPress Captcha Plugin by Captcha Bank

Captcha Bank is a Captcha proof bullet guarantor. Allows you to add an extra layer of security over your built-in protection. This will keep spammers and bots away from sending unwanted data to your web forms.

Advance protection with the help of which you can increase the size of Captcha logic’s. It will make it tricky with spam bots and automated software.

Captcha Bank uses our Business Engineering API based on the Maxmind Database to download location and other information based on the IP address of its login feature. For this reason, we send the IP address whenever a user tries to sign in to your site back to our server to retrieve data.

Captcha Bank redirects you to Welcome to the functionality of the plugin and asks you to skip or sign up for more sensitive information about your website.

Wrapping Up

Within this article, we have covered 20 best WordPress anti-spam plugins that will help you protect your site from spam attacks. I hope this article has provided a purpose and helped you choose the right anti-spam plug for your WordPress website or blog.

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