Reduce spam in post comments

Requested by: Amanda Lamberti

Status: Completed

Change to something that already exists?: Yes
Requires a new CMS Component?: No
Requires New Functionality?: No


Original Request

Can we add a reCAPTCHA to the comments section on the blog posts? The spam comments are increasing rapidly.

[Update 1: Removed spam comments from and added the Akismet API key to the site. Akismet is more effective at resisting spam than reCAPTCHA. reCAPTCHA also generally not accessible. -JS ]

[Update 2: Talked to Amanda, asked her to consider disabling the commenting feature on the site. -JS]

[Update 3: Spam comments now being moved to the Spam folder directly by Akismet and will get deleted automatically after 15 days. -JS]

[Update 4: IT now reviewing other sites for post comment spam. Note; only websites with post comments enabled are affected. -JS/SQ ]

Ticket Number: N/A

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