Anti-spam plugins are crucial for a few reasons. Specifically, if you’re a content creator you’ll likely create ways to engage with your audience on your pages and posts. When this works well, it’s a great way to build your community and focus on E-E-A-T.
However, it’s 2024 and the rise of AI seems to have made spammy comments worse than ever before. Removing spammy comments is such a time suck, and probably my least favorite task in my party blog.
Maybe I’m just lacking in patience. I’m an avid Apple product user, so anti-spam feels clunky and inherently wrong. In the case of a WordPress site, you simply need an anti-spam plugin. This is the ONLY plugin recommendation in my list of 7 plugins all food bloggers need where I don’t have an exact plugin of choice.
They’re all excellent at what they do: blocking spam and saving you time.