WordPress: The CleanTalk Anti-Spam Plugin Settings
Settings of the CleanTalk Plugin are here: WordPress Admin Page —> Settings —> Antispam by CleanTalk
The details about each option are below.
Tell others about CleanTalk
Adds the line "WordPress spam blocked by CleanTalk" under the comment section of your website. The line contains the link to this page.
This option denies access for spammers and spambots to visit your website. It saves your webserver load time and has separate black list to use.
More information about this option is here: https://cleantalk.org/help/cleantalk-spam-firewall
How to use SpamFireWall Black List is here: https://cleantalk.org/help/sfw-blocks-networks
Protects your website registration page from spammers and spambots. All popular form plugins are supported.
Checks comments for spam. All popular comment plugins are supported.
Checks contact form submissions for spam. All popular contact form plugins are supported.
Custom contact forms
Checks custom contact form submissions (Theme built-in contact forms included) for spam. Any custom contact form plugins are supported.
Enable this option if you receive spam from your website form, your test submissions are not being blocked and CleanTalk doesn't show new records in your Anti-Spam Log.
To test your form, use this blacklisted e-mail: email@example.com
WooCommerce checkout form
Protects WooCommerce Checkout Form from spammers and spambots.
Protect external forms
Checks form submissions which are being sent to third-party servers (like MailChimp).
Protect internal forms
Checks submissions from custom (handmade) AJAX forms with PHP scripts handlers.
Comments and messages
BuddyPress private messages
Checks BuddyPress private messages for spam.
Don't check trusted user's comments
Checks first 3 comments from the same user for spam. All subsequent comments from the user will be allowed without any checking.
Automatically delete spam comments
Keeps all spam comments in the folder "Spam" for 15 days. More than 15 day old spam comments will be automatically deleted permanently.
The folder is here: WordPress Admin Page —> Comments —> folder "Spam"
Remove links from approved comments
Removes any links from approved comments. Links will be replaced with this line: [Link deleted].
If you don't want your visitors and users to post any links in their comments, then enable this option. All allowed comments will be published without links in the text.
Protect logged in Users
Checks administrators' and trusted users' submissions — comments, contact form data, custom form data and alike.
Performs JavaSript checks using AJAX. Enable this option if you use caching plugins.
Incompatible with AMP plugins!
Check all post data
Checks every single POST submission that happened on your website. Enable it if you see missed spam and there are no records about missed spam in your Anti-Spam Log.
Attention! Use this option with care. Administartor POST data will be checked too.
Creates cookies on your website front-end. Disable this option if you use Varnish.
Attention! Most contact forms will not be protected by CleanTalk if this option is disabled!
Switches CleanTalk plugin to use encrypted (SSL) connection to reach CleanTalk servers.
Show statistics in admin bar
Enables CleanTalk icon with anti-spam numbers in your website back-end. The numbers show statistics since the last counter reset.
Reset button is in the pop-down menu. Hover your mouse pointer over the CleanTalk icon to see the menu.
Show All-time counter
Displays the number of all spam check requests near the CleanTalk icon since plugin installation.
Show 24 hours counter
Displays the number of all spam check requests near the CleanTalk icon for the last 24 hours.
Displays the number of all SpamFireWall check requests near the CleanTalk icon since plugin installation.