Alternative for Akismet - Comment Spam Pack?

I'm working with a client and looking for an alternative to akismet. There's no problem with paying for a premium product, but neither the client nor I want to deal with a monthly reoccurring charge. Since it is for a business and we aren't trying to abuse Akismet's policies, we would just like to find a pay once or annually option.

It looks like Comment Spam Pack might do it, but it seems like that is specifically designed for multi-site.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

  • Patrick
    • Support Monkey

    Hi there @jason_crawford

    I hope you are well today!

    Correct, Comment Spam Pack is for multisite installations only.

    However, there are numerous anti-spam alternatives available for free from the WordPress plugin repository. Just take a look at some in the results of this search:

    Many other options can be found by checking out a few posts on the topic on our blog:

    But fighting spam effectively is rarely a case of installing a single plugin, and forgetting about it. There are many variables that can contribute to the vulnerability of a site, and thus make it more attractive to spammers, both human & bots.

    Every setup has its particularities and peculiarities that make it relatively difficult to suggest one solution for all.

    The best solution in any setup is usually a combination of a few plugins; and that "perfect" combination for your site can only be found by trialling & tweaking the configuration & settings of many plugins. Once you find a configuration that keeps spam at bay to your satisfaction, stop tweaking. :slight_smile:

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