5 Free WordPress Anti Spam Plugins

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.

WordPress considered as the best CMS amongst all of its competitors because it offers number of features and plugins which enable users to optimize and beautify their websites and web applications easily.

This article includes 5 Free WordPress Anti Spam Plugins which will protect your websites from spam comments and activities.

Following plugins has variety of features and you can easily setup these plugins to protect your websites without any hassle.


1. Akismet

This is one of the oldest and most popular antispam plugin which has more than 1 million active installs. Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

2. SI Captcha Anti-Spam

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This plugin is quite easy to use which lets you add anti-spam methods to WordPress forms for comments, registration, lost password, login page. In order to post comments or register, users will have to type in the code shown on the image. This prevents spam from automated bots and provides extra security and it also works great with Akismet plugin.

3. Anti-spam

This plugin uses JavaScript to avoid bots and it blocks spam in comments automatically for users and admins. This plugin doesn’t require any captcha method nor moderation queues and setting page as it is great to forget about spam and keep admin section clean.

4. WP SpamShield Anti-Spam

WP SpamShield Anti Spam
This is an exceptionally powerful and user-friendly WordPress anti-spam plugin that eliminates comment spam, trackback spam, contact form spam & registration spam. This plugin doesn’t require any captcha and works silently in background and simply makes WordPress spam disappear.

5. Antispam Bee

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Antispam Bee blocks spam comments and trackbacks effectively and without captcha’s. It is free of charge, ad-free and compliant with European data privacy standards. Antispam Bee keeps an eye on users IP address to filter spam comments and also keeps counter of spam comments.