This blog was using two WordPress plugins to block comment spam, Akismet which is about 97% effective, and SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam which requires the commentator to type a code he or she reads from an image.
Today I learned of a WordPress plugin that is supposed to be 100% effective called Spam Free WordPress. It’s said to be better than Akismet not only because it blocks comment spam 100% with no false positives, but also because unlike Akismet, no spam comments are saved in the blog’s database. This means a WordPress blog can operate more efficiently.
Because Spam Free WordPress is supposed to be 100% effective, I figured I didn’t need SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam anymore and deleted the plugin. This makes it easier for anyone to add a comment if he is she is a legitimate commentator. Moreover, it’s good to limit the number of plugins to the least amount necessary to improve loading speed.
Will it work? I’ll update this post when I find out.