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.


WordPress anti-spam plugin options


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





WordPress anti-spam plugin options


Registration forms

  Protects your website registration page from spammers and spambots. All popular form plugins are supported.


Comments form

  Checks comments for spam. All popular comment plugins are supported.


Contact forms

  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: stop_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


WordPress anti-spam plugin options


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.


Show links to check Emails, IPs for spam

  Adds Sender Info Panel to every comment on your website.

  >>> The panel is visible for administrators only!

  It allows you to check e-mail and IP of the comment in the CleanTalk Database, it also allows you to mark the comment as "Spam" or "Not Spam" and send feedback to CleanTalk immediately. All marked comments on your website will be automatically marked in your Anti-Spam Log as well.

  More details about sending feedback to CleanTalk by marking records in your Anti-Spam Log are here: https://cleantalk.org/help/faq#feedback_spam

  Every line has CleanTalk logo for you to know what plugin modified your comment sections.

WordPress anti-spam plugin options



Data processing


WordPress anti-spam plugin options


Protect logged in Users

  Checks administrators' and trusted users' submissions — comments, contact form data, custom form data and alike.


Use AJAX for JavaScript check

  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.


Set cookies

  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.



Admin bar


WordPress anti-spam plugin options


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.


SpamFireWall counter

  Displays the number of all SpamFireWall check requests near the CleanTalk icon since plugin installation.



Additional settings


Collect details about browsers

Allow plugin store information about screen size and browser plugins of website visitors. The option in a beta state.


Send connection reports

Allow plugin to send the information about your connection. The option in a beta state.


Async JavaScript loading

Use async loading for scripts. Warning: This could reduce filtration quality.


Allow to add GDPR notice via shortcode

Adds small checkbox under your website form. To add it you should use the shortcode on the form's page: [cleantalk_gdpr_form id="FORM_ID"].

The shortcode should be inserted via the shortcode block.


 Store visited URLs

Plugin stores last 10 visited URLs (HTTP REFFERERS) before visitor submits form on the site. You can see stored visited URLS for each visitor in your Dashboard. Turn the option on to improve Anti-Spam protection.


Use cookies less sessions

Doesn't use cookie or PHP sessions. Collect data for all types of bots.


Notify users with selected roles about new approved comments.

This option allows to choose users who will be receive notifications about new approved comments.


Complete deactivation

Leave no trace in the system after deactivation.





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