One Word Press Plugin replaces for me the functionally of three Word Press Plugins, Impressive.
Hey, I on purpose use as few Word Press plugins as possible in order to keep my websites running as smooth as possible. So a while back, I was using both the Akismet plugin and the SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam plugin to help me manage the amount of spam reaching me. I opted to drop one of them in my endeavours to keep the number of Word Press plugins as low as possible without losing what I consider as required functionally. So I dropped the Akismet plugin. This was months ago. I wrote my Does your website need both Akismet and SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam? Let us see article here which I wrote back in April 2015.
All was going well until I started to receive more comment spam than I liked. I was investing time in going through the comment spam, and processing them, in both my email inbox and my comments section within my Word Press dashboards for each of my affected websites.
Problem of receiving comment spam
However in the last few weeks, I started to receive comment spam on some of my websites and it was getting to the stage where I had to do something about, however I hadn’t actually jumped into action on that front. It was getting to the stage where I had to do something about the comment spam, however I had not actually done anything.
Being a member of Wealthy Affiliate, I noticed a very interesting article about Akismet. The article was about using a different Word Press plugin to replace Akismet, which I read and found extremely interesting. I thought to myself, this could help me with my comment spam issue, so I was interested and kept reading.
The article gave an overview of a different Word Press plugin that would replace Akismet. Well as I already was not currently using Akismet, I decided to install and activate this new Word Plugin. When I did, it was very simple. Install, activate and ‘forget’. Those of you who activated Akismet in the pass know that to activate Akismet involves getting a key from a third party and spending time on that third party website to get this key, and so on and so forth.
Simple install, activate and forget approach which I like
Well, with this new Word Press plugin, it was a simple install and a simple click on the active click and the job was done.
Well, further reading of that new Word Press plugin resulted in me learning two more things that I found useful and interesting. These were for me two additional bonuses which I find are real bonuses.
The first additional unexpected bonus for me is that this new Word Press plugin replaces captcha functionally as well. Some additional online research, and I discovered that this new Word Press plugin effectively means that I no longer need the SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam plugin, so I disabled that plugin. A while later, I then deleted it from my list of plugins as I no longer need it.
The second additional unexpected bonus for me is that this new Word Press plugin, has contact me functionally built into it. Reading the associated documentation, I found the ‘command’ to use, created a new page, added in this command, and hey, I had contact me functionally in place.
Install, activate and see what happens
At the time, as I said above, I was getting excessive comment spam and basically I decided to give this new Word Press plugin a go and see what would happen. Well I installed and activated that new Word Press plugin on all of my websites last Saturday afternoon. This is now over 4 days later, and no comment spam has reached my inbox in the meantime. If I had not installed that plugin, and based on the amount of comment spam I was getting each day for at least the previous 30 days, I expected to get an amount of comment spam. However over 4 days later and no comment spam has reached my inbox. Looking good.
I have also deactivated the SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam plugin as this new Word Press plugin already has its main functionally built into it.
I have also added the very simple ‘contact me’ functionally which I could have implemented earlier, if I got additional Word Press plugins. I, by design and on purpose and as mentioned earlier, keep the number of Word Press plugins as low as I can for operational and performance reasons. So I didn’t have a contact me page, well now I do.
No prizes for guessing who is a happy camper
On the above three points I am a happy camper.
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