WordPress Zero Spam makes blocking spam & malicious visitors a cinch. Just install, activate and enjoy a spam-free site.
v5.0.13 2021-08-03 18:56 UTC
=== WordPress Zero Spam === Contributors: bmarshall511, Tags: comments, spam, antispam, anti-spam, comment spam, spambot, spammer, spam free, spam blocker, registration spam Donate link: https://www.benmarshall.me/donate/?utm_source=wordpress_zero_spam&utm_medium=wordpress_repo&utm_campaign=donate Requires at least: 5.2 Tested up to: 5.8 Requires PHP: 7.3 Stable tag: 5.0.13 License: GNU GPLv3 License URI: https://choosealicense.com/licenses/gpl-3.0/ WordPress Zero Spam makes blocking spam & malicious visitors a cinch. Just install, activate and enjoy a spam-free site. == Description == Quit forcing people to answer questions or confusing captchas to prove they're not spam. Stop malicious users before they ever have a chance to infiltrate your site — **introducing WordPress Zero Spam**. [WordPress Zero Spam](https://www.benmarshall.me/wordpress-zero-spam/?utm_source=wordpress.org&utm_medium=plugin&utm_campaign=wordpress_zero_spam) uses AI in combination with proven spam detection techniques and databases of known malicious IPs from around the world to detect and block unwanted visitors. **Just install, activate, and enjoy a spam-free site!** = WordPress Zero Spam features = * No captcha, spam isn't a users' problem * No moderation queues, spam isn't a administrators' problem * Third-party blacklist checks ([Zero Spam](https://www.zerospam.org), [Stop Forum Spam](https://www.stopforumspam.com/)) * Automatically & manually block IPs temporarily or permanently * Geolocate IP addresses to see where offenders are coming from * Block entire countries, regions, zip/postal codes & cities * Sync the WP core disallowed list weekly using [splorp's Comment Blacklist](https://github.com/splorp/wordpress-comment-blacklist) * Multiple detection techniques including [David Walsh's solution](https://davidwalsh.name/wordpress-comment-spam) = WordPress Zero Spam also protects = * WordPress core comments & user registrations * [Contact Form 7](https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/) submissions * [WooCommerce](https://woocommerce.com/) registration forms * [WPForms](https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpforms-lite/) submissions * [Formidable Form Builder](https://wordpress.org/plugins/formidable/) submissions * and can be easily integrated into any existing theme or plugin WordPress Zero Spam is great at blocking spam — as a site owner there's more you can do to [stop WordPress spam](https://www.benmarshall.me/stop-wordpress-spam/) in its tracks. = WordPress Zero Spam needs your support = **WordPress Zero Spam is free & always will be.** Please consider making a [donation](https://www.benmarshall.me/donate/?utm_source=wordpress.org&utm_medium=plugin&utm_campaign=wordpress_zero_spam) to help encourage plugin's continued development. * Like our [Facebook Page](https://www.facebook.com/zerospamorg/) * Follow us on [Twitter](https://www.facebook.com/zerospamorg) * Rate us on [WordPress](https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/zero-spam/reviews/?filter=5/#new-post) == Installation == 1. Upload the entire wordpress-zero-spam folder to the */wp-content/plugins/* directory. 2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins screen (*Plugins > Installed Plugins*). 3. Visit the plugin setting to configure as needed (*Settings > Zero Spam*). For more information & developer documentation, see the [plugin’s website](https://www.benmarshall.me/wordpress-zero-spam). == Frequently Asked Questions == = Does WordPress Zero Spam check Jetpack comments? = **No.** WordPress Zero Spam is unable to integrate Jetpack. For more information, see [https://wordpress.org/support/topic/incompatible-with-jetpack-comments](https://wordpress.org/support/topic/incompatible-with-jetpack-comments). == Screenshots == 1. WordPress Zero Spam dashboard 2. WordPress Zero Spam detections log 3. WordPress Zero Spam blocked IPs 4. WordPress Zero Spam blacklisted IPs 5. WordPress Zero Spam settings == Changelog == = v5.0.13 = * fix(updates): resolves #262, sanitized & escaped variables * fix(standards): resolved #261, sanitized & escaped variables * fix(cron jobs): resolves #260, removed the remote call to splorp's blacklist on Github = v5.0.12 = * Fixed issue with WPForms AJAX forms not getting validated by WordPress Zero Spam [#238](https://github.com/bmarshall511/wordpress-zero-spam/issues/238) * David Walsh detection technique applied to WPForms & CF7 * Miscellaneous admin UI improvements * Added ability to disable syncing WP's Disallowed Comment Keys = v5.0.11 = * Improved protection for comments, CF7, Formidbale, registrations, WooCommerce and WPForms submissions. * David Walsh detection technique applied to core WP registration forms. = v5.0.10 = * PHP notice fix = v5.0.9 = * Performance enhancements * Various admin UI improvements * Strengthened comment & registration spam detections = v5.0.8 = * Fix for admin first-time config notice = v5.0.7 = * Added first-time configuration notice & auto-configure recommended settings functionality * Added the ability to regenerate the honeypot ID * Various admin UI improvements * WP Disallowed Comment Keys are automatically updated weekly using https://github.com/splorp/wordpress-comment-blacklist * Strengthened comment spam detections using WP core disallowed list * [David Walsh's spam technique](https://davidwalsh.name/wordpress-comment-spam#utm_source=wordpresszerospam&utm_medium=admin_link&utm_campaign=wordpresszerospam) is back! https://github.com/bmarshall511/wordpress-zero-spam/issues/247 = v5.0.6 = * Various admin UI improvements * Strengthened comment spam detections = v5.0.5 = * Fix autoloader compatibility with Windows paths (https://github.com/bmarshall511/wordpress-zero-spam/pull/236) * Various admin UI improvements = v5.0.4 = * Fix for when checks should be preformed = v5.0.3 = * Added support for Formidable Form Builder * Fixed PHP error related to a blacklist call = v5.0.2 = * Admin UI enhancements * Added support for WooCommerce * Added Cloudflare IP address support (https://github.com/bmarshall511/wordpress-zero-spam/issues/220) * Update to data sharing option * Added ability to block individual locations (country, region, zip & city) * Added support for WPForms = v5.0.1 = * Updated readme file & documentation * Can now be installed via composer * Updated the required PHP version = v5.0.0 = * Initial v5.0.0 release * Huge performance enhancements * More control over settings to fine-tune functionality * Lots of bug fixes & improvements