WordPress Zero Spam

Descripcion

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 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, configure, 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
  • Zero Spam, Stop Forum Spam & Project Honeypot integration
  • 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
  • Optional disallowed list using splorp’s Comment Blacklist
  • Block known disposable & malicious email domains using disposable
  • Multiple detection techniques including David Walsh’s solution

WordPress Zero Spam also protects

WordPress Zero Spam is great at blocking spam — as a site owner there’s more you can do to 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 to help encourage plugin’s continued development.

Screenshots

  • WordPress Zero Spam dashboard
  • WordPress Zero Spam detections log
  • WordPress Zero Spam blocked IPs
  • WordPress Zero Spam blacklisted IPs
  • WordPress Zero Spam settings

Installacion

  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.

FAQ

Does WordPress Zero Spam block user IPs?

Not by itself. WordPress Zero Spam does not block IP addresses by itself. Visitors that are getting blocked have either been manually blocked by the site admin or appear in one of the IP blacklist like Stop Forum Spam, Project Honeypot, or the Zero Spam IP database.

If a legitimate user is getting blocked, check the Log (Admin > Dashboard > Zero Spam > Log) to get further details why they were blocked. You can adjust how strict the 3rd-party blacklist checks are or disable those if you find that your users are prone to being flagged as spam/malicious.

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.

How do I boost performance of WordPress Zero Spam?

Enabled caching. Caching is highly recommended and will prevent repeated calls to third-party API and access checks on each page visit.

You can also adjust the cache and API timeout settings in admin depending on your server and specific needs.

What WordPress Zero Spam WP-CLI commands are available?

  • wp zerospam autoconfigure — Auto-configures with recommended settings.
  • wp zerospam settings — Displays all plugin settings.
  • wp zerospam set --[SETTING_KEY]=[VALUE] — Updates a plugin setting.

Are you getting a `ftp_fget` PHP warning?

Some hosts have issues with they way they access files. If you’re seeing a ftp_fget PHP notice, setting the FS_METHOD constant to direct in wp-config.php above the line /* That's all, stop editing! Happy Pressing. */ should solve the problem:

define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');

If hosting with Pantheon, see their known issues page for more information and what to do to resolve it with their $_ENV['PANTHEON_ENVIRONMENT'] variable check.

Reviews

28 novembre 2021
I was blocked from a web site by this app -- WordPress Zero Spam -- despite the fact that I've been a subscriber to that web site for more than a dozen years and also a subscriber to WordPress for 10 years or more. This is bullshit.
1 novembre 2021
I personally do not use all of the functionality that this plugin offers. Instead I currently only use its functionality relating to Contact Form 7 and the David Walsh method to secure contact forms. I'm very happy with the plugin offering that functionality for free and am to date finding it an effective light-weight method of securing contact forms (infinitely more lightweight than recaptcha). Additionally I've found the plugin author to be very responsive. After bringing up that a small JS file related to the David Walsh method was being loaded site-wide by the plugin, Ben addressed this by rapidly releasing an update which ensures it only gets loaded where needed. - Jonas
29 octobre 2021
I worked very well even without paid license. spam submissions are reduced dramatically. Also it works with most of popular contact form plugins seamlessly.
23 setembre 2021
Would be a zero star review if I could. I was reading manga on a site when this piece of shit AI blocked my ip address for no fucking reason.
25 julhet 2021
Installed through the regular WordPress process. One button default configuration used. Instant success with zero spam getting through. I’m a small volume site, but I see 30 or more spams per day. Log is clear. Actually looking forward to seeing how the spam stats develop. It’s fun seeing the bad guys shut down! Update: Stopping 30-70 spams per day on my little site. Thanks, Zero Spam!
3 julhet 2021
I couldn't get send a message to a website because it listed me as spam and I do not send anything that could remotely be interpreted as spam and have never before had this happen. I do receive a lot
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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Zero Spam” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

v5.2.8

  • feat(memberpress): resolves #286, added support for the memberpress login page
  • fix(memberpress): updated memberpress sign-up hook priority to ensure it runs
  • refactor(admin): now using nonces to process zero spam admin actions

v5.2.7

  • perf(settings): performance improvement to settings being loaded
  • style(admin): added check for zero spam license key when enabled
  • style(admin): misc. admin interface improvements

v5.2.6

  • fix(undefined method): fix for undefined types method

v5.2.5

  • feat(givewp): now checks submitted emails against the blocked email domains list
  • perf(everything): refactoring of code for a boost in performance
  • docs(readme): misc. readme file updates
  • fix(admin): fix for error log not clearing

v5.2.4

  • feat(memberpress): resolves #283, now supports memberpress registration forms
  • feat(mailchimp4wp): resolves #121, now supports mailchimp4wp forms
  • refactor(misc): misc. updates to comply with wordpress coding standards.
  • style(admin): misc. admin interface improvements

v5.2.3

  • feat(givewp): now support givewp donation forms
  • style(notices): minor update to default detection notice

v5.2.2

  • fix(db): resolves #281, fixes db update error for multisite installations
  • fix(db): fix for unsanitized db log entries
  • style(admin): new cf7 icon added for blocked log

v5.2.1

  • fix(woocommerce): resolves #280, fixes login integration breaking woocommerce login form

v5.2.0

  • feat(login): now protects user login attempts
  • feat(project honeypot): resolves #201, project honeypot ip checks now integrated
  • perf(sharing): blocked ips are no longer shared with zerospam.org
  • perf(database): doesn’t log .ico requests anymore that normally resulted in 2 entries per detection
  • style(admin): misc admin interface improvements
  • refactor(misc): cleaning up code & wordpress coding standards updates
  • refactor(zero spam api): updated version on the zero spam api endpoint

v5.1.7

  • fix(php notice): fix for some hosts firing a php notice when unable to retrieve the list of recommended blocked email domains

v5.1.6

  • feat(fluent forms): resolves #276, fluent forms is now supported
  • fix(php notice): resolves #277, fix for array_intersect(): Argument #2 must be of type array, bool

v5.1.5

  • feat(dashboard widget): resolves #275, added the ability to control the dashboard widget visibility
  • feat(settings): button to quickly override and update settings to zero spam’s recommended
  • feat(email domains): resolves #246, ability to block disposable and malicious email domains
  • perf(sharing): sharing detections optimized
  • perf(disallowed list): removed the unused cron to sync disallowed words
  • chore(disallowed list): updated to the lastest splorp’s disallowed list
  • docs(htaccess): added a notice & recommended max number of blocked ips when using .htaccess
  • fix(ipinfo): fix for uncaught ipinfo exception

v5.1.4

  • fix(htaccess): resolves #274, fix for newer apache versions and option to select the method ips are blocked

v5.1.3

  • perf(blocked ips): moved blocked ips to .htacess for improved performance
  • refactor(woocommerce): woocommerce registration forms support dropped in place of 3rd-party IP checks
  • docs(admin): misc updates to admin interface

v5.1.2

  • perf(geolocation): improved performance for geolocation and data sharing
  • docs(readme): updated readme file
  • refactor(misc): added some functionality to make debugging easier
  • fix(ipinfo): resolves #273, loads the ipinfo library only if enabled

v5.1.1

  • feat(geolocation): resolves #270, added support for ipinfo geolocation
  • feat(cli): resolves #271, added WP CLI support
  • feat(admin): resolves #237, new admin dashboard widget
  • refactor(admin): wordpress coding standards fixes
  • refactor(settings): minor update to settings section title
  • docs(readme): updated readme file

v5.1.0

  • feat(ipstack): ipstack errors are logged to the zerospam.log file in the uploads directory
  • feat(cloudflare): resolves #267, checks http_cf_ipcountry against blocked countries
  • feat(admin): resolves #264, adds ability to export & import settings
  • perf(davidwalsh): resolves #266, only loads the david walsh script on pages that are needed
  • fix(caching): resolves #258, added no-cache header to the blocked page output
  • refactor(stopforumspam): increased the default confidence score for stop forum spam to help prevent false positives
  • docs(faq): added common question about how to boost performance of the plugin

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
  • 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 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