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How to Build an Online Community on Your Site

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  1. Introduction
    Introduction to this course
  2. Creating a ready to use site on LaunchMyWp
    1 Topic
  3. Installing Required WordPress Plugins (BuddyPress)
    4 Topics
  4. Setting Up and Configuring BuddyPress and Content
    15 Topics
  5. Installing and Configuring BuddyBuilder
    4 Topics
  6. Customizations
    1 Topic
  7. FAQ
    13 Topics
  8. Conclusion
Lesson 7, Topic 4
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Dealing With Spam in your Community Site

John March 24, 2021
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Spam in community sites is quite a common issue. Spam messages give a bad impression to your community site users.

There isn’t one outright way to deal with Spam within community sites. Within this section, we will therefore explore a combination of plugins that you can use within your community site to eliminate or rather reduce spamming.

1. Advanced noCaptcha & invisible Captcha (v2 & v3)

The plugin adds a captcha within the bbPress New topic, bbPress reply to topic and BuddyPress registration form. 

You just have to install the plugin and generate the required keys from here, fill them in within your plugin settings and specify where you wish to have the Captcha rendered.

2. BuddyPress Moderation Pro

This plugin allows members to moderate content and flag inappropriate content within the community site. SIte admins are also provided with various actions to do on the inappropriate content.

3. Akismet

Akismet plugin checks on all comments within the community site and filters out the ones with spam like features. The admin can then moderate these comments and take the necessary actions.

To fully utilize the plugin, you will need an Akismet.com API key.

4. Spam protection, AntiSpam, FireWall by CleanTalk

This is a universal plugin that blocks spam in comments, registrations and contact emails.

The plugin also allows you to add particular words or phrases that contain “stop words” to help in enhancing Spam protection.