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Antispam Bee


Say Goodbye to comment spam on your WordPress blog or website. Antispam Bee blocks spam comments and trackbacks effectively, without captchas and without sending personal information to third party services. It is free of charge, ad-free and 100% GDPR compliant.

Feature/Settings Overview

Trust approved commenters.
Trust commenters with a Gravatar.
Consider the comment time.
Allow comments only in a certain language.
Block or allow commenters from certain countries.
Treat BBCode as spam.
Validate the IP address of commenters.
Use regular expressions.
Search local spam database for commenters previously marked as spammers.
Notify admins by e-mail about incoming spam.
Delete existing spam after n days.
Limit approval to comments/pings (will delete other comment types).
Select spam indicators to send comments to deletion directly.
Optionally exclude trackbacks and pingbacks from spam detection.
Optionally spam-check comment forms on archive pages.
Display spam statistics on the dashboard, including daily updates of spam detection rate and a total of blocked spam comments.


Community support via the support forums on
Read the documentation
We don’t handle support via e-mail, Twitter, GitHub issues etc.


Active development of this plugin is handled on GitHub.
Pull requests for documented bugs are highly appreciated.
If you think you’ve found a bug (e.g. you’re experiencing unexpected behavior), please post at the support forums first.
If you want to help us translate this plugin you can do so on WordPress Translate.


Author: Sergej Müller
Maintainers: pluginkollektiv


Antispam Bee settings


If you don’t know how to install a plugin for WordPress, here’s how.


PHP 5.2.4 or greater
WordPress 3.8 or greater


After you have activated Antispam Bee the plugin will block spam comments out of the box. However, you may want to visit Settings → Antispam Bee to configure your custom set of anti-spam options that works best for your site.


Does Antispam Bee work with Jetpack, Disqus Comments and other comment plugins?

Antispam Bee works best with default WordPress comments. It is not compatible with Jetpack or Disqus Comments as those plugins load the comment form within an iframe. Thus Antispam Bee can not access the comment form directly.
It also won’t work with any AJAX-powered comment forms.

Does Antispam Bee store any private user data, and is it compliant with GDPR?

Antispam Bee is developed in Europe. You might have heard we can be a bit nitpicky over here when it comes to privacy. The plugin does not save private user data and is 100% compliant with GDPR.

Will I have to edit any theme templates to get Antispam Bee to work?

No, the plugin works as is. You may want to configure your favorite settings, though.

Does Antispam Bee work with shortened IPs?

Generally yes. However, commissioning the Antispam Bee plugin for canceled or shortened IP addresses in comment metadata is not recommended. Because the name and the e-mail address of the comments are not unique, an IP address is the only reliable measure. The more complete the stored IP addresses, the more reliable the assignment or detection of spam.

How can I submit undetected spam?

If the antispam plugin has passed some spam comments, these comments can be reported for analysis. A Google table was created for this purpose.

Antispam Bee with Varnish?

If WordPress is operated with Apache + Varnish, the actual IP address of the visitors does not appear in WordPress. Accordingly the Antispam-Plugin lacks the base for the correct functionality. An adaptation in the Varnish configuration file /etc/varnish/default.vcl provides a remedy and forwards the original (not from Apache) IP address in the HTTP header X-Forwarded-For:


if (req.restarts == 0) {
set req.http.X-Forwarded-For = client.ip;

Are there some paid services or limitations?

No, Antispam Bee is free forever, for both private and commercial projects. You can use it on as many sites as you want. There is no limitation to the number of sites you use the plugin on.

A complete documentation is available in the GitHub repository Wiki.


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