growmap-anti-spambot-plugin

Description

This plugin was closed on October 22, 2018 and is no longer available for download.

Reviews

Good, but does not work with HTTPS

After I switched from the HTTP protocol to HTTPS, this plugin did not work any longer. Commenting was no longer possible, and I could not even configure the plugin via Dashboard. The only way making commenting possible again was to deactivate/delete G.A.S.P. Very disappointing, because it really helped fighting spam.

Only thing that works for me

Akismet was worthless because it doesn’t block automated bots and once you’re on their lists they bury your site with them. I was up to 1000+ spam comments a day. That dropped to only 40 real comments (a few manually left spam, but easily controlled once the 960+ were blocked).

I do periodically change the random letters, numbers and characters any time I notice any spam coming in and that blocks them out again. Apparently, they can eventually crack that code no matter how long it is. But you can make them start over anytime you choose.

A great plugin that no longer works

I really hate to see this one go. I don’t know what has changed but it doesn’t block spam at all anymore, and hasn’t for months.

I have used GASP for years and it’s been great but about 6-8 months ago it just quit blocking spam. I don’t know if spammers have gotten smarter (hint, they have. I’ve seen bot comment spammers for sale that can click “invisible” checkboxes like this easily), or maybe wordpress has updated and broke it. GASP has not been updated in a long time now and I don’t know if it will ever be updated again.

I’ve maxed out the settings and played with everything but no luck. the checkbox is there, the other measures are there, I’ve changed my codes….but it just won’t block the spam. With GASP running I get about 3-4 spam comments an hour on my high traffic sites.

I now use wp-spamshield without any problems. I really hope the creators of GASP bring some new updates in the future, I would love to come back because of the better options.

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“Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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