Stop Spammers

Description

Stop spam emails, spam comments, spam registration, and spam bots and spammers in general. Run diagnostic tests, view activity, and much more with this well-maintained, mature plugin.

Stop Spammers works right out-of-the-box, without needing to adjust any settings. If you need more sophisticated protection, you have 50+ configuration options at your fingertips for maximum personalization.

Get even more options with Stop Spammers Premium.

Features

Extremely granular control, so that any variety of website can create a special custom cocktail just for their particular spam issues:

  • Block suspicious behavior
  • Block IPs found in public blacklists
  • Block spam words
  • Block disposable emails
  • Block URL shortening services
  • Block TLDs
  • Block countries
  • Block/allow IPs, emails, and usernames manually
  • Send email when allow list request is approved
  • So much more…
  • Server-level firewall protection (Premium Only)
  • Themed registration/login pages and menu links (Premium Only)
  • Import/export settings (Premium Only)
  • Export log to Excel (Premium Only)
  • Restore default settings (Premium Only)
  • Contact Form 7 protection (Premium Only)
  • Built-in contact form (Premium Only)

Screenshots

Installation

The most powerful spam prevention for WordPress: 50+ spam-blocking settings, dianostic testing, log reports, and much more.

Go to Plugins > Add New from your WP admin menu, search for Stop Spammers, install, and activate.

OR

  1. Download the plugin and unzip it.
  2. Upload the plugin folder to your wp-content/plugins folder.
  3. Activate the plugin from the plugins page in the admin.

FAQ

What do I do if I lock myself out of my own site?

See: https://github.com/trumani/stop-spammers/issues/5.

Can I use Stop Spammers with Cloudflare?

Yes. But, you may need to restore visitor IPs: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/sections/200805497-Restoring-Visitor-IPs.

Can I use Stop Spammers with WooCommerce (and other ecommerce plugins)?

Yes. But, in some configurations, you may need to go to Stop Spammers > Protection Options > Toggle on the option for “Only Use the Plugin for Standard WordPress Forms” > Save if you’re running into any issues.

Can I use Stop Spammers with Akismet?

Yes. Stop Spammers can even check Akismet for an extra layer of protection.

Can I use Stop Spammers with Jetpack?

Yes and no. You can use all Jetpack features except for Jetpack Protect, as it conflicts with Stop Spammers.

Can I use Stop Spammers with Wordfence (and other spam and security plugins)?

Yes. The two can compliment each other. However, if you have only a small amount of hosting resources (mainly memory) or aren’t even allowing registration on your website, using both might be overkill.

2FA is failing.

Toggle off the “Check Credentials on All Login Attempts” option and try again.

Is Stop Spammers GDPR-compliant?

Yes. See: https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/28603/how-to-satisfy-gdprs-consent-requirement-for-ip-logging. Stop Spammers does not collect any data for any other purpose (like marketing or tracking). It is purely for legitimate security purposes only. Additionally, if any of your users ever requested it, all data can be deleted.

Reviews

نوومبر 8, 2020
This plugin blocks a lot of customers who can not buy, so I don't reccomend to install it if you don't want see your sales go down.
اکتوبر 21, 2020
This is the first plugin that blocked spam attacks from Russia and China and they are tough! They attacked my registration form daily to the point I had to disabled it and I just used social logins like Facebook, Twitter and Gmail, then they started attacking Gmail with fake accounts. I installed Stop Spammers plugin 3 days ago and so far so good! Not one spam registration email! Kudos to the developers!
سپتمبر 1, 2020
I have tried many spam plugins and none have worked as good as this plugin. It is very easy to setup and has a good amount of options to adjust to your needs. The only thing that is missing is the ability to block link shorteners, see GitHub #158, the dev confirmed he will be adding such feature so it will finish making this spam protecting plugin perfect!
اگست 26, 2020
Great little plug in that does block 95% of the spam, we still get a few false user creations. The slight downside is that it does also block some of our legitimate members at times.
اگست 25, 2020
A truly remarkable way to target and take care of spammers. Such a busy little program that it's easy to forget it's doing so much, or to take it for granted. I recommend it. Thanks developers!
Read all 217 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Stop Spammers” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Stop Spammers” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

2020.6.2

  • [Update] Minor UI improvements
  • [Fix] Duplicate email issue

2020.6.1

  • [Fix] PHP notice

2020.6

  • [New] Send email when allow list request is approved (community request)
  • [New] Approve or Deny action in request email with link to Allow List page (community request)
  • [Update] Update Stop Spammers menu icon to ‘S’ logo
  • [Fix] Conditional fields hidden on page load when option is enabled
  • [Fix] Updates to multisite (community reported)
  • [Fix] Shortcode and HTML support on Spam Message (community reported)
  • [Fix] Wrong key used for the spam reason in the allow request email template sent to the web admin

2020.5.1

  • [Fix] Deny if email has too many periods

2020.5

  • [New] Deny URL shortening service links

2020.4.5

  • [New] Notice

2020.4.4

  • [Fix] PHP warnings

2020.4.3

  • [Enhanced] Code cleanup

2020.4.2

  • [Revert] Removed gettext

2020.4.1

  • [Fix] Hotfix

2020.4

  • [New] Force username-only login
  • [New] Force email-only login
  • [New] Disable custom passwords
  • [Enhanced] 2,500+ disposable email domains added to deny list
  • [Update] Support notice

2020.3

  • [Update] Usability updates

2020.2

  • [Update] Plugin audit and cleanup

2020.1.1-2020.1.4

  • [Update] Various hotfixes

2020.1

  • [New] Check for Tor Exit Nodes
  • [New] Check for too many periods
  • [New] Check for too many hyphens
  • [New] Allow Stripe
  • [New] Allow Authorize.Net
  • [New] Allow Braintree
  • [New] Allow Recurly
  • [Update] Admin UI enhancements

2019.6