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Must Have WordPress Plugin | GrowMap Anti-SpamBot Plugin (G.A.S.P.) | Review

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One of the nice features about blogging on the WordPress platform is the ability to test and use various plugins.  I’d like to alert you to a must-have WordPress plugin called GrowMap Anti-Spambot Plugin (G.A.S.P.) that  I think will become the new industry standard to replace Akismet.

I’ve followed Gail from GrowMap for quite some time and have met her through various forums, including one that was run by Murray Newlands.

Whatever Gail says goes, in my humble opinion as she’s an authoritative expert blogger on internet and web topics including keyword linking, internet marketing and social media research.  As a regular reader, I’ve learned that Gail has some definite opinions on Akismet, and thus took to collaborating and developing a more user-friendly and effective anti-spam plugin.

From the GrowMap website:

This plugin plus a trackback blocker and the blacklist function built into WordPress provides a complete anti-spam solution

The plugin blocks BOTS not human spammers.

The plugin is easy to install – download a zip file and upload through your dashboard.  There are settings that you can edit should you choose.  I’ve upgraded my blog to the latest WordPress version, and am running my theme on the Studiopress Lifestyle theme and Genesis framework.  I haven’t had any plugin conflicts.  Since I’ve installed it, spam has essentially been non-existent. It’s nice to open up my dashboard and not have to manually delete comments with hundreds of links.

When you leave a comment on a blog that has the GASP plugin installed, a person has to mark a little check box to prove that they are in fact, human. This is much easier than many of the blogs that have a Captcha installed – where you have to read a series of letters or numbers and insert them before your comment is approved. Many Blogger Blogspot blogs have the Captcha installed when using a comment moderation system such as Discus or Intense Debate. Another good reason to The G.A.S.P. plugin was developed along with Andy, who’s best known for CommentLuv, and also Phil Hollows, of Feedblitz.

It’s Free!!

Check out the G.A.S.P. Anti-Spambot WordPress Plugin
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About Cindi Moomettes

New England blogger from Connecticut and author of the multi-generational Moomettes Magnificents where she writes about Family, Grandparents and Grandchildren, home decor, Crochet, Knitting, DIY, crafts, family travel familiarization trips (FAMs), photography, social media and reviews. You can also find her at Moomettes Magnificents on eBay for the latest Fashion trends, Home Decor and Vintage Collectibles. Also at Moomettes Crochet for Handmade Crochet Wash Cloths & Accessories. For food and recipes visit at her blog Frugal New England Kitchen ***Products and/or companies featured on Moomettes Magnificents may have provided product samples and/or compensation for consideration. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. See also Disclosure***

6 comments

  1. I love this plugin. I couldn’t believe how much my spam went down!
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  2. I’d like to try an alternative to Akismet. I never like following the pack on anything unless I’m sure the pack really is right about whatever it is.

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  3. Thank you, Cindi, for the great write-up on the G.A.S.P. plugin. Phil somehow talked Andy into creating it – maybe because he got tired of me complaining about 1000s of spam per day and recruiting other bloggers to pick out the real comments when i was short on time. Andy is always very busy between CommentLuv and client work so I am grateful that he took the time to create it – and improve it based on input from the many other experienced bloggers who tested it early on including @Dragonblogger and @DonnaFontenot whose suggestions significantly improved it. If you don’t follow them and @Kikolani already, I highly recommend them all.
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  4. Stopping by from the SITS sharefest. I just moved to WordPress and I’ve been so annoyed with all the spam! Thanks for sharing this!
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