List of words to blacklist in your WordPress site.

One extra step in protecting against spam comments on your blog. This can be especially useful when your blog is open to all.

To help reduce Spam comments on your WordPress website, you can and should use Akismet. It seems to be the most accurate and effective plugin. That's the only plugin to control spam that I run in all the sites I manage. There's one more thing you can do to improve your site's SPAM catching ability: Blacklisted Words.

Here's the best list of blacklisted words for your WordPress website. You can just go to your comment moderation options and add them there. Get the file right here. WordPress Blacklist Words.

What does it do?
Protects WordPress from Spam
Saves you time, (moderate real comments, not spam)
Reduces load times (less spam comments to display and clean up make your site run better)

This list is for English words to blacklist and protect you from spam. If you have an interest for other languages, please let me know in the comments. I'll be happy to compile one for your language.


  1. […] I selected Akismet for blocking spam comments based on product ratings. It was easy to obtain a key and I was able to test it by creating a Spam comment, which now shows up in the Widget. While researching Akismet, I ran across a post on Tech & Life insigts that describes additional steps that could be taken to control spam. It provided a list of words to blacklist in a Word Press site, along with instructions, which I followed. Read the article here. […]

  2. Thanks for the list! Just used it .

  3. I was looking for a blacklist and came across your site here, but when I click the link you give, I get a 404 error page. Can you help me out?

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