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How to Prevent Spam in WordPress

If you’re WordPress site has had a blog for any amount of time then you’ve probably asked your self this question.

What can I do about comment spam?

Automated spam is nothing new and since most WordPress sites allow commenting on at least blog posts, they become a target. Fortunately, there are simple measures that can be taken to keep this from becoming a massive problem. What follows is a three-fold approach that myself and others use to cut out nearly all spam with relatively little effort.

How to embed audio and video players in WordPress

Outdated: The information in this article is outdated. See our Media Embeds guide instead. It shows you how WordPress 5.0’s media embed blocks work.

WordPress 3.6 has been released and one of it’s best new features is the ability to embed audio and video players for uploaded media directly into post or page content. The excellent MediaElement.js JavaScript library is used to output an HTML5 or Flash player, depending on the browser and device, for near-total compatibility. This is a very well-regarded script and is now included in WordPress core for native functionality and for theme/plugin authors to leverage.

In preparing guides for the imminent┬áchurchthemes.com┬álaunch, I was surprised not to find multiple tutorials explaining to regular users how they can use this new feature. Just this morning I was asked by a customer if it was possible to show a player for an uploaded MP3 file. The answer a few weeks ago would have been to use a plugin. The answer today is yes, WordPress can do that. Here’s how.