All the Benefits of CAPTCHA without having a CAPTCHA! WP CAPTCHA Free Plugin
Like every other WP based blog I have Akismet taking care of the comment spam. It does a good job of it and does not let any spammy comments fall through the cracks.
I noticed number of spam comments have increased from a few 100 a day to couple thousand. Though Akismet is not letting any of these comments through on the site, these are certainly using server resources.
After one of my friends suggested I decided to install a CAPTCHA plugin to stop the spam from entering into the system itself. I am not a great fan of CAPTCHA as the easy ones are crackable anyway and the tougher ones are tough enough to confuse a human.
In the process of searching for the right plugin I found “WP CAPTCHA Free” which does the job VERY well and does not even have a CAPTCHA!
Here is how it works!
I haven’t seen a single SPAM comment entering the system for approval or otherwise. At the same time I have tested if it lets uses enter a comment without a problem. So far I haven’t had a problem but I would encourage our readers to shoot an e-mail to nerds at tnerd.com.
Click here to visit the plugin page.