How to install the CleanTalk Anti-Spam Plugin in WordPress


Anti-Spam plugin for WordPress features

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  • Keep antispam logs for 45 days
  • Blocking visitors by country
  • Blocking by stop-words
  • Blocking by language
  • Custom server response
  • Form Validation Notice
  • Additional email address for notifications about spam events
  • Delegating access to the CleanTalk Control Panel
  • Anti-Spam Event Log
  • Checking email for existence
  • Filtering disposable emails
  • Notifications about filtering events on the site


  • Personal black and white lists for Anti-Spam service
  • Check existing users and comments for spam
  • Manage spam comments
  • Disabling comments for a site-wide
  • New comment notifications for WordPress groups
  • Protection of contact forms, registration forms, comments
  • Spam Scanner for bbPress
  • WooCommerce Protection
  • Plugin work without cookies usage
  • Stats widget in WordPress dashboard
  • GDPR notification management
  • Storing visited URLs
  • Pages and roles exclusions

SpamFireWall Option:

  • Personal SpamFireWall Black & White Lists
  • SpamFireWall Anti-Flood and Anti-Crawler features
  • Filtering Anti-Crawler feature by User-Agent


Installation Guide

Go to your Anti-Spam Dashboard

Video guide — Anti-Spam Plugin Installation in WordPress:


1. In the WordPress Admin Panel go to the "Plugins" section and press the button "Add New".

WordPress Anti-Spam plugin install


2. Find the plugin "Spam Protection by CleanTalk" by typing the keyword "cleantalk". Press the button "Install Now" near the plugin's name.

WordPress Anti-Spam plugin install


3. After the process of installation press "Activate".

WordPress Anti-Spam plugin activation


In the "Plugins" section find the installed plugin "Spam Protection by CleanTalk" and press the string "Activate" under its name.

WordPress Anti-Spam plugin activation


4. Go to "Settings —> Anti-Spam by CleanTalk":

CleanTalk settings anti-spam


In the "Plugins" section find the installed plugin "Spam Protection by CleanTalk" and press the string "Settings" under its name.

WordPress Anti-Spam plugin settings


Hover your mouse pointer over the CleanTalk Panel on the top of the page and click the line "Settings".

WordPress Anti-Spam plugin settings


Copy the access key from your CleanTalk Control Panel and paste it in the "Access key" field, turn on the options of the plugin and press the button "Save Changes".

WordPress Anti-Spam plugin options



Do a test registration or post a test comment using the blacklisted e-mail

>>> Do not perform any tests being logged in as an administrator.

WordPress spam registration block


To test if SpamFireWall is working just add /?sfw_test_ip= to your site name. Example www.yoursitename.domain/?sfw_test_ip= (you must see blocking screen) 

Attention! You should test SFW with incognito mode switched on. To enable incognito mode press Ctrl+Shift+N for Chrome, Opera и Safari browsers; press Ctrl+Shift+P for Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. 


How to Add Website to CleanTalk Anti-Spam Dashboard


Please, use this guide to add website to CleanTalk Anti-Spam Dashboard:


Congratulations. The Anti-Spam is installed!



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


Please check your e-mail to get the account password.

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