If you are like me, you have battled spam comments on WordPress. Everyday I would log into find several comments with links to random shopping sights and pull my hair out moderating them. Spam comments are annoying and if you have WordPress you are going to have spam comments. Fortunately, there are a ton of WordPress plugins that make stopping spam easy.
I have had the best luck using the WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam plugin by Red Sand Marketing. The plugin is free and updated frequently. It eliminates comment spam, trackback spam, contact form spam, and registration spam. The best part is that it does not require a CAPTCHA, challenge questions, or code. You download the plugin and spam is eliminated.
One month after installation I have had ZERO spam comments. It has a ton of back end settings including blacklisting, disable on certain forms, and more.
WP-SpamShield is compatible with most contact form plugins like: Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, JetPack Contact Forms & Comments, BuddyPress, bbPress, WooCommerce, s2Member, WP-Members, Mailchimp, Fast Secure Contact Form, Formidable Forms, almost all WordPress forms, and almost all WordPress registration forms.
Block WordPress Spam with WP-SpamShield
This tutorial will give you a step by step guide to blocking spam by installing one plugin in less that a minute.