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Spam Protection, Anti-Spam, Comment Runner by IRunStuff.com

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Spam Protection, Anti-Spam, Comment Runner by IRunStuff.com


Comment Runner is a FREE WordPress plugin to reduce or eliminate comment spam. It’s light-weight and performant.


How does Comment Runner work?

Comment Runner checks WordPress comments for HTML hyperlinks.
If one is found, the comment is placed in your comment-“trash” folder.
This technique is effective because it denies spammers what they’re after — an SEO advantage through hyperlinks and lead generation through email.

Additionally, Comment Runner hides the author-URL input box that’s visible by default in WordPress.
In a perfect world, this would allow your readers to submit their blog (as a link) to a comment he/she submitted.
Unfortunately, this is now abused by bots.

By hiding it (the author-URL input box), a “real” user can’t add content.
So, if this plugin detects content in the input box, it can conclude with certainty that the message is spam and mark it as “trash.”

How do I contact support?

You can visit https://irunstuff.com/contact and email support or contact the support team directly at support@irunstuff.com.


May 20, 2021
Comment Runner has nearly eliminated all comment spam on my blogs. It’s the most effective tool I’ve used and has saved me countless hours of sorting through my comments to find and approve the real ones.
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Contributors & Developers

“Spam Protection, Anti-Spam, Comment Runner by IRunStuff.com” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.