4 free Akismet alternative plugins to fight wordpress spam

I was searching for alternative plugins to replace Akismet with a free one. I reviewed here my experience about some plugins i tested to block spam.

If you don’t want to purchase an Akismet API key and if you don’t want to use DISQS to prevent comment SPAM then there are a few free alternative plugins for wordpress that you can try yourself.

Antispam Bee



Don’t get scared by the German text on the plugin page. This plugin offer different tools and options to fight SPAM and also has a nice dashboards with stats.

Spam Destroyer



This plugin has no settings. It uses cookies and hidden fields to detect bots.

Bad Behavior

I quickly tested this plugin and SPAM comed thru without problem.




GASP (Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin) looks really like a promising plugins. It uses a friendly javascript detection method to display a checkbox for users.


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