Spamming is one of the major and growing issues for all websites. Daily, WordPress website receives lots of spam comments. Generally, if you get started with WordPress and missed to install the spam filter plugins like Akismet or reCAPTCHA then definitely you are going to have huge number of spam comments. So here, in this article we will show you How To Bulk Delete Spam Comments in WordPress.
Here, I am sharing two ways to delete the spam comments in bulk from WordPress. The first is to delete the spam comments right from your WordPress Dashboard and the second method is to delete spam comments by using plugin. We will discuss both here.
Delete Spam Comments from WordPress Dashboard Itself
However, this method is quick and easy. But if the spam comments are in thousands than it would take a long time to delete. And this might affect the performance of the website. So this is not the efficient way to delete spam comments if the number of comments are huge.
To delete comments, just navigate to your WordPress Dashboard -> Comments and click on Empty Spam.
Now, if the comments are less in numbers than it is easy to delete in short time. But if the comments are in huge numbers than this method is not appropriate, as it might take down your server. So, to do this lets see the second method which is how you can delete spam comments using plugin.
Delete Spam Comments using Plugin
There are many plugins to delete spam comments in the WordPress plugin directory. But here I recommend two plugins:
The plugin allows you delete the spam comments in batch. It means it does not delete all the comments in once, instead it create the batch and delete comments in batch which results in less usage of server resources and helps your website runs smoothly without any performance issue.
This plugin will help reduce your time to delete huge number of spam comments manually and also appropriately use the server resources. Install Batch Comment Spam Deletion and activate it now.
The plugin which I recommend and also used on WPBegins. The plugin give you a better flexibility in time for deleting the spam comments in particular time interval. Below are some of the features.
- Delete Now
- Delete after 1 minute
- Delete in every hour.
- Delete once in a day in a regular manner.
- Delete twice in a day in a regular manner.
- Delete once in a week in a regular manner.
- Delete once in a month in a regular manner.
- Delete twice in a month in a regular manner.
- Delete every day at your custom set time.
- Stop spam comments delete.
You can set the desired time to perform the spam comment delete operation and all it does automatically on the set time. Install and activate Spam Comments Cleaner now
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