Discussion on Anti-spam Pro


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I have purchased the spam pro in Feb., tried to download it then and again now and it says that there is no such plugin. By the way, I have not enjoyed the experience of getting your pro features from Envato. Way too complicated and took too much time. I only wanted to support your work but dealing with these Envato system is not user friendly for me. Maybe for you it is! Can I please get these features some other way?

Hi lawndude. I am sorry to hear that. I beleive Envato changed the codecanyon functionality by increasing the complexity of services for the users. Can you explain what issues do you have? You purchased the plugin and now you cannot download it from from plugin’s page, is that right? Can you see your purchased items on this page? –

Tried all again and everything seems to be OK. Thanks. But I must admit it is not easy to contribute to your great work with Envato. I try to purchase pro versions of all my plugins to ensure everyone is making a little money for their efforts. “Go Blue Bombers Go”. I am from Mississauga, Ontario. Continued success.

Hi, lawndude. Thank you very much for your support. It is very important for me. Developers choose Envato because it unites developers and customers in one place. Can you describe what issues you had during purchasing via Envato? If you have issues with Envato that means that other users have same issues. We can share this information with Envato team to make website better.

P.S. I was at Kenora (Ontario) with my friends recently. This journey was like smooth transition from prairies to rocky forests with lakes :) It was cool.

dear sir, is multisite supported? thanks..

Hi dshoaib. Yes, Multi-site is supported. Each site of the network will have its own plugin settings page like on stand-alone site.

Please also keep in mind that you need to purchase Extended license for Multisite.

i am using multisite but there is only one domain for both the 2 sites that i have in multisite. there will always be one doamin and 1 ip-address..why do i need extended license? thanks..

If you want to use Anti-Spam Pro on 1 website only, then probably Regular License will be fine in your case.


is this a stand alone plugin or just an addon? last update in FEB?

Hi, ibietela.

This is a WordPress plugin. There is no stand-alone version for this plugin.

I am actively maintaining the Anti-Spam Pro plugin and the current version is fully compatible with latest WordPress version. I am currently working on a new version for the plugin but it is not yet ready for release.

Hi! I recently downloaded and installed anti-spam pro. I am having two problems:

1) I don’t see a settings page. Under plugins, there is only Edit and Deactivate. I installed the pro plugin file from the zip I downloaded. 2) No matter what I enter for the code, I get the message “Go back and try again”. I can only post replies if I am logged in.

Here’s my setup: WordPress 4.4.2 running Black&White – Responsive Photo Portfolio Theme (Share on Theme123.Net) theme.

Hi, iukpo.

1) Plugin Settings page is located under “Settings => Anti-spam Pro” in the admin section. The URL will be something like this:

2) Please send me the URL address of the website with the issue via feedback form and I will try to help –

1) Ok, I see now. Thanks! I thought it was under Plugins. 2) Here’s the URL:!/2016/02/21/spam-test?9. When I copy and paste the code, it tells me to “Go back and try again”. No other detail on the error is displayed.

New info: After setting the plugin to notify me of spam messages, I see this detail: “Error: empty answer. []”. I see that others have had this issue. As you look, I will look through these threads to see if there was a solution. I hope my theme is not getting in the way.

Best plugin anti spam

Thank you!

Thank you very much for you feedback. It is pleasure for me to hear that you like it. Reply me back if you will have any issues and I try to help you.

Hello the Spam words dont work!

i add words to the list but if i make comment with normal user the spam words can be post!

Hello John2k. Can you send me the spam words you are using and the comments which are passing thru? You may use feedback form for making it easier to send a lot of text – And also keep in mind that any comment will pass thru if user is logged in.

Hello. How do I upload the license in my plugins so it shows I have purchased anti-spam pro?

Can you explain what do you mean by “shows I have purchased anti-spam pro”?

I can download the license. However, on my website admin page, I don’t know how to upload the license so it shows I have purchased anti-spam pro

There is no ability in the Anti-Spam Pro plugin to attach the license. If you bought Anti-Spam Pro plugin that means that you can use it on one website. You may read more about Licenses here – Probably I will add this ability to attach the licence to the plugin in the future.

Hi Webvitalii,

We are using the free version for over a month and some spam still passes. Now we bought the Pro version, but we can’t enter any message anymore. Always receiving following message after enter a text message:

Go back and try again. Error: empty answer. [] Comment was blocked because it is automatic spam.

I tried the “get support” link in the upper right corner, but I’m not transfered to a support page, so I’m typing the info here. Could you please assist?

Regards, Raymond

You may send the login info via contact form –

All the submitted info via that form will go directly to my email. I will enable the Anti-Spam Pro plugin for trying to understand the cause of the issue. I will try to be as careful as I can.

Hi Webvitalii,

Thank you so much for your very quick reply and work! So it was not the plugin but some old cached files. Thanks for sorting out the problems at our website and wish you all the best! Very good service !!!

Thank you very much for your great feedback, Raymond. Let me know if you have any issues or questions in future.

Hello, I have bought Anti-spam Pro. What are the next steps for installation. I have download the plugin file but installation doesn’t work. Thank you


Hi Karsten.

Main package file is not a valid installable plugin package file. It contains main installable plugin package file and other info about the plugin. You should download main package file to your computer and unpack it using archive extractor (for example 7Zip or WinRar). Inside of this unpacked folder you can find ‘’ file and this is the main installable plugin file.

You may now install your copy of Anti-Spam Pro by uploading this ‘’ file via the URL: (where should be replaced with your website address). Click “Upload Plugin” button and choose ‘’ file previously extracted and press “Install”.

Write me back if you will have any additional questions.

Hi, does the manual mode only works with a list of spam words? And will you make your plugin WPML compliant, so it will be possible to set a different list of words for each different language? For now, it is not possible, so all languages are entered at the same place, and that makes a too much big list. Thanks.

Hi Saelbeth,

Manual mode works with different factors. It relies on “spam-points algorithm”. Every comment will have +1 spam point for each truthy statement below:

  • URL field is not empty;
  • comment contains too many links (3 or more by default; can be changed in Settings);
  • comment contains html;
  • comment is too long (more than 2000 chars by default; can be changed in Settings);
  • comment contains rel=”nofollow” code;
  • comment contains [/url] code;
  • comment contains at least 1 spam word (by default: viagra, cialis; can be changed in Settings);

If the comment will have more than 2 spam points (can be changed in Settings) – the comment will be blocked because it is manual spam.

Support for WPML is not in priority list for now and I will try to add support for WPML in future. Write me back if you will have any additional questions.

Hello Vitali

I just purchased the pro after testing the free Ant-spam. Automatic blocking seems to run perfect (95 so far)

Manual blocking doesn’t work at my side on testing. - I took care to logout first. - I used the default settings and spam words but my created spam (one or more words from list) is posted without any blocking. - I set “max spam point” to 1 but still no effekt.

Any idea? Heres my site and the article I tried at:

Greetings from Germany, Marcus

Hi, Marcus.

“1 spam point” means that the comment will be blocked as spam if there will be more than 1 spam points. You may try to fill in a URL input for example to get second spam point and your test comment should be blocked. About 99% of manual spammer will fill in the URL input because this URL has main “backlink” value for them. Let me know if you will have any further questions. Vitalii

Hi Vitalii. Just tried some words “voyeur, vulgar, vulva,” and the youporn URL and it works fine. Guess I didn’t get the manual right ;-) thx a lot for your work!

Hi, can I see IPs of blocked spam bots in the PRO version?

Hi Wirtschaft. You are able to send all the automatic spam comments to email. And this email will contain all the information about the spam bot.

=================== For example:

IP: User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0 Referer:

Comment data: $commentdata[comment_post_ID] = 5622 $commentdata[comment_author] = free file hosting $commentdata[comment_author_email] = $commentdata[comment_author_url] = $commentdata[comment_content] = Hi there! This post could not be written much better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I\’ll forward this post to him. Fairly certain he\’ll have a good read. Thanks for sharing! $commentdata[comment_type] = $commentdata[comment_parent] = 0


Let me know if you have any additional questions.

Hi webvitalii,

hope you are well. Sorry for bothering you but before I buy the plugin I would like to know if plugin Anti-spam Pro works well with woocommerce. We have had some issues when customer was in the checkout (issue related with .js). Thanks a lot in advance

Hi smartingonzalez, Thank you, I am good. I hope you are doing great too.

Anti-Spam Pro plugin is fully compatible with woocommerce plugin. And don’t worry, I will fix any compatibility issues if you will have any problems with Anti-Spam Pro and woocommerce in future. Also if you want, you can try free version of Anti-Spam plugin before purchasing the Pro version – Let me know if you have any additional questions.

Best regards, Webvitalii

Is there any way to go back and moderate or approve any blocked comments? I’ve looked at ones from today and they were from family…! Thx!

Hi @thepencilneck. Unfortunately all blocked comments were not stored. You can send all blocked comments to your email and create a filter for easier to browse them if needed. Best regards, Webvitalii


R_Koek Purchased

send info by email…

Hi WebVitalii, Just installed anti-spam pro on

1. From another browser I posted a comment but it replied ‘try again’ ‘this is automated spam’. I have the rejection emails if you need them.

2. Clicking on your ‘support’ link in package index.html at REDIRECTS to which is useless to me, sorry.

I’ll go back to anti-spam FREE while I wait for your answer. Many thanks,

Barefoot Warrior

Hi @BarefootWarrior. Sorry about the wrong link, I am working on plugin update and it should be fixed soon. Please submit this contact form and I will try to solve the issue by communicating via email privately

Hello mate,

I am in need to know if this supports pure NGINX servers, meaning, no Apache. Since WP-SpamShield does not support pure NGINX, I rather ask first than purchase and get a plugin that is incompatible.



Actually my question is if it will NOT work on Apache servers running just NGINX.

Hi AlexdeBorba. Yes, sorry for my typo. I updated my previous reply. Yes, plugin should work good on pure NGINX.

Thank you, mate.

I see that you do not update the plugin since 2017. Have you thought about updating it?

Hi @santiagopereyra Yes, I am planning to update the plugin and I am working on an update right now. And also if you will have an issue – I will try to fix it as soon as possible. Please let me know if you have additional questions. Vitalii


OldPhot Purchased

I’ve been guiltily using your free wp plugin for some time. I recently saw that the paid version “Pro” was available so I shot right over and purchased it! Cool. I am just about to install it on a site I am just developing. Now I know that I am supporting your excellent work! Cool Again. Thanks so much!!!

Hi OldPhot, Thank you very much for purchasing the Pro version. Please let me know if you have any questions or issues and I will try to help. Vitalii