Stop Search Spam

Description

Stop Search Spam

Did you know, that Spammers can use your internal site search to advertise?
Many WordPress sites have an internal site search feature, which you can get to via example.com/?s=example (or example.com/search/example/).

You can put anything you want in those URLs. And in many cases, the words you search for will be output on the site’s search results page. That means anyone can write an advert for illicit goods or services, like “https://example.com/?s=buy my fake goog from www.my-fake-site.com, and ‘create’ a page on your website that features their ‘advert’.

This plugin blocks internal site search spam (what lowers your site’s ranking in the Google). It can limit search query size, disallow emojis, chinese and cyrillic (russian) characters in the search query.

Screenshots

  • Settings
  • Spam
  • Before
  • After

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/stop-search-spam directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings -> Stop Search Spam screen to configure the plugin

Reviews

মে’ 28, 2024 1 reply
This problem is finally solved. I had requested this issue to all in one security, wordfence, ninja firewall, sucury and some other security plugins, but they did nothing. Thank you very much
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Contributors & Developers

“Stop Search Spam” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.0

  • Initial release.