CommentLuv hasn’t been working on my blog recently. It once worked but is no longing pulling in posts. Yesterday I went searching for the answer.
As your themes, wordpress, and plugins update, at times they are no longer compatible with each other. I believed this to be the case. First I switched out the theme, still not working. Disabled all plugins except commentluv and it worked. At this time I knew it was a plugin issue. Adding a few plugins back at a time, I discovered the culprit, my AntiSpam Bee plugin.
Now AntiSpam Bee has been doing a great job keeping spam out of my comments. I turned it off while I checked the issue and spam comments started flowing in. I either had to take off CommentLuv or use another spam filter. Akismet is one, but it isn’t always free to all. I’m testing other spam filters today.
CommentLuv isn’t something I have to have like a spam filter. In fact I ran into one article titled: Is CommentLuv doing more harm than good? But I am not ready to get rid of it. Now to test other spam filters.
I ended up using both 2 spam plugins together. Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin also known as G.A.S.P. has visitors check a box saying they are not spammers. I still had a few spam comments come in. I added AVH First Defense Against Spam and it has been working great so far.br>
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