There are many reasons for that but one of the ones most commonly stated is that there are just so many more Windows computers out there. They make a much more inviting target. The same is true with WordPress sites. They make up around 2% of all websites and so are a very attractive target. It’s common for WordPress beginners to end up with 100s of spam comments on their posts.
The solution? Akismet.com. They provide a great spam-blocking service. You’ll need it … around 83% of all comments are spam.
Configuring Akismet in WordPress
There’s no installation needed with Akismet as it comes by default with WordPress. It is owned and operated by the same company that runs WordPress.
Step 1: You’ll need a WordPress.com account: http://en.wordpress.com/signup
Step 2: Enter your information. You can just select “Just a username, please.” on the last line:
Step 3: Once you’re registered,…