Cleaning out WPMU Splogger spammers like the friendly folk @uk-search-guide.co.uk and internet-guider.co.uk Apr 4 2006
The friendly folk who own the uk-search-guide.co.uk and internet-guider.co.uk domains are spammers who’ve been registering on one of my WordPress Multi-User installations and creating automated splogs (spam blogs).
I just deleted over 300 of their sites. They are like kudzu.
Things that might help if your site is getting spammed by someone like this:
- Block the IPs that they are using. In this case, they have been using 3 IP addresses:
I blocked them using cPanel’s IP Block manager function, but you could also do it with an Apache .htaccess file.
- Delete all the spam blogs that have been created. Go to Site Admin > Blogs to delete them.
- Delete all the users that now have no blogs associated and that have the common spammer email address.
You have to kill splogs dead. This is a major issue for people who run WordPress MU installations.