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CleanTalk anti-spam setup on Joomla 2.5, 3+

  1. Make a backup of the site files and database!
  2. Download the plugin.
  3. Select archive with plugin and run installation in the menu Extensions -> Install / Uninstall

Go to plugin settings: Extensions -> Plugin Manager -> Anti-spam by CleanTalk. In plugin settings press "Get access key automatically" button. Admin email will be used for registration.

If an error occurs, click the link to get a key manually. Fill in the easy registration form and you will receive your key.

Enter key in its field, save settings.

Write a dummy comment, dummy registration or dummy contact message with email You should see the plugin respond, like in the screenshot.

To test if SpamFireWall is working just add /?sfw_test_ip= to yorsite name. Example

www.yoursitename.domain/?sfw_test_ip= (you must see blocking screen)


Exclusions for some pages of sites

Open the file "custom_config.php" from directory /plugins/system/antispambycleantalk There are lines:

Exclusion for URL:

// Exclude urls from spam_check. List them separated by commas

private $cleantalk_url_exclusions = '';

Exclusion for fields:

//Excludes fields from filtering. List them separated by commas

private $cleantalk_fields_exclusions = '';

For example: If you need to except these URLs:


You should add this:

private $cleantalk_url_exclusions = 'some';

Make note, that you can add multiple URLs separated by commas:

private $cleantalk_url_exclusions = 'Url1','Url2','Url3';


Congratulations. Anti-spam is installed!


Please go to Dashboard to see the anti-spam status, add new websites or manage existing ones!


Please check your email to get account password.

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