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WordPress Developer Tips: Deleting Spam Comments in the Database

Affiliation: UIUC


Type: Streaming Resource

Description: WordPress sites are prime targets for spam comments. Left unchecked, thousands or even hundreds of thousands of spam comments will bog down your database. Luckily, there are plugins like Akismet to help. And even when the volume is too large to be cleaned up with Akismet, you can use some smart, simple SQL commands to remove all the spam from your database in minutes. Morten Rand-Hendriksen shows you how to perform both spam-sweeping steps in this course.

Quality Level: production