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Fast and Efficient WordPress Spam Clearing

If you’re using WordPress most likely you get some spam comments caught by Akismet the infamous spam filter plugin. Sometimes I get a lot of spam and would hate to just go through the whole thing, mostly I could just identify spam by one look! Therefore, I’ve come up with a way to clean spam quickly and efficiently.

I use Firefox but you could do this using other browsers as well. You’ll notice at the end of each spam comment there is a checkbox with “not spam” next to it.

What I do is, I use firefox search for the words “not spam” and it automatically takes me to the end of the first spam entry. With one look I can see if it is spam or not, then I keep my finger on the CTRL button (Command button if you’re on a mac) and press “G” to go to the next item found. This way by pressing “CTRL”/”Command”+G repeatedly I can cycle through the spam comments much faster. If I see a comment which should not be there, I simple tick the check mark and keep going!

14 Responses to “Fast and Efficient WordPress Spam Clearing”

  1. Marzouq |

    I just go through the whole thing.. one by one.. its a hassle but sometimes you just have to!

  2. FourMe |

    Woho0o was the first to vote :p

  3. Zed |

    i’ve been wanting to switch to wordpress for a while, is it worth the hassle?

  4. MJKOUT |

    You should try Dave’s Spam Karma2 it works like a charm

  5. Nasser |

    Marzouq,
    Yeah you do! And your blog has been spamming my comments recently!

    FourMe,
    lol ;P Changed it just for you.

    Zed,
    It is worth it, and it isn’t a hassle at all. If you don’t like it, you can always go back to blogger :)

    MjKout,
    Maybe I should =P

  6. Navy Girl |

    firfox sucks :D stop trying to be different .. first linux that geeky ooo now firefox loooooooooooool :D ga3dt lek ga3da ana :D

  7. FourMe |

    I’m flattered :)

  8. Amethyst |

    Not my field;p

  9. Nasser |

    Navy Girl,
    La yuba, mat3arfen eb hal sowalef ;P 7adich barbie o sally

    FourMe,
    ^_^

    Amethyst,
    A3lmech mo meshkela ;P

  10. Navy Girl |

    laaaa sally ooo 5omasy :P

  11. manutdfanatic |

    Geek. Geek. Geek.

    A friend’s been teaching me how to dance African. =P

  12. Elaine |

    Do you mean this tool detecting spam by the words typing such as good site, etc…? Anyway, I think this tool is a must. Spams are very annoying!

  13. Nasser |

    Navy Girl,
    la flona :p

    manutdfanatic,
    Yes, I am, thank you thank you thank you *bow* Dance African? Northern African or southern African, there is a huge difference you know…

    Elaine,
    Yes it comes built-in with wordpress actually! It is a great tool and spam is very annoying and it wastes time to go through!

  14. manutdfanatic |

    There is? I don’t know. Haven’t asked. Will do.

    Meanwhile, explain. The difference.

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