I’ve added the Better WordPress reCAPTCHA plugin to the blog in order to reduce the amount of spam accounts that are created by bots. Even though Akismet seems to do a good job of filtering the spam, I’ve still gotta delete it and also the users associated with them – it seems to be a good plugin!
I knew I wanted to add a CAPTCHA plugin but I wasn’t sure which to add – this one had a few very high votes so I thought I’d check it out and as it integrates with Akismet I thought I’d give it a go. It’s actually quite clever as it checks Akismet to see if it is spam before prompting for a CAPTCHA, which means it should actually inconvenience people a lot less than others. It also allows you to automatically display comments if the user has previously had comments approved and it’s quite flexible around styling.
If you have any issues with it, or even if you just like it, please let me know.