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

 

SpamFireWall

This option denies access for spammers and spambots to visit your website. It saves your webserver load time and has a separate blacklist 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

Anti-Flood

This option shows the SpamFireWall page for bots that are trying to scan your website. All users with a number of requests higher than entered in additional settings for the Anti-Flood option will see a blocking screen.

More information about this option is here: https://cleantalk.org/help/anti-flood-and-anti-crawler

Anti-Crawler

The plugin shows SpamFireWall stop page for any bot, except allowed bots (Google, Yahoo and etc).

More information about this option is here: https://cleantalk.org/help/anti-flood-and-anti-crawler

 


 

Forms

 

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

 

Test default WordPress search form for spam

Protects default WordPress search form from spammers and spambots.

 

Protect external forms

Checks form submissions which are being sent to third-party servers (like MailChimp).

 

Capture buffer

Helps to strengthen protection for external forms. But it could break plugins that use a buffer like Ninja Forms.

 

Protect internal forms

Checks submissions from custom (handmade) AJAX forms with PHP scripts handlers.

 


 

WooCommerce

 

WordPress anti-spam plugin options

 

WooCommerce checkout form

Protection for WooCommerce checkout form.

 

Spam test for registration during checkout

Protects from spam for registration during checkout.

 


 

Comments and messages

 

WordPress anti-spam plugin options

 

Disable all comments

Disables comments on your website for all types of content.

 

Disable comments for all posts

Disables comments on your website for articles from the Post section of your WordPress.

 

Disable comments for all pages

Disables comments on your website for all pages from the Pages section of your WordPress.

 

Disable comments for all media

Disables comments on your website for all media from the Media section of your WordPress.

 

BuddyPress private messages

Checks BuddyPress's private messages for spam.

 

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.

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

 

Manage comments on public pages

Allows Administrators to manage comments on public post's pages with a small interactive menu.

 


 

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.

 

Don't check trusted user's comments

Checks the first 3 comments from the same user for spam. All subsequent comments from the user will be allowed without any checking.

 

Use AJAX for JavaScript check

Performs JavaSript checks using AJAX. Enable this option if you use caching plugins.

 

Use static keys for JS check

Helps to decrease false positives if you are using cache for AJAX requests. Slightly decreases protection quality. Auto - Static key will be used if the caching plugin is spotted.

 

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. Administrator 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!

 

Use alternative mechanism for cookies

Helps to solve cookies issues. Doesn't use cookie or PHP sessions. Collect data for all types of bots.

 

Use SSL

Switches CleanTalk plugin to use encrypted (SSL) connection to reach CleanTalk servers.

 

Use Wordpress HTTP API

Helps to solve connection issues to reach CleanTalk servers.

 


 

Exclusions

 

WordPress anti-spam plugin options

 

URL exclusions

Type here an URL to exclude from spam check.

 

Field name exclusions

Type here a field name to exclude from spam check.

 

Roles which bypass spam test.

Choose roles to exclude from spam check.

 

You can read more details about exclusions here: https://cleantalk.org/help/exclusion-from-anti-spam-checking#wordpress

 


 

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 receive notifications about new approved comments.

 

Show Dashboard Widget

Enables CleanTalk widget in the WordPress Dashboard.

 

Complete deactivation

Leave no trace in the system after deactivation.

 

 

 

 


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