Preventing Spam

Even if your WordPress website is set to prevent comments on blog posts, your new posts will attract spammy comments unless you take these extra steps when you create a new post:

  • After your post is published, navigate to Posts > All Posts.
  • Roll your mouse over the title of the post you just created and click on Quick Edit.
  • Uncheck the box beside Allow Comments.
  • Click on Update.

Your new posts allow comments by default, even when your WordPress installation and theme are set to disallow comments. This function — allowing comments even when settings are correct in your theme and WordPress — is a bug in WordPress.

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