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Step 5 Modify .htaccess

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Add the following code to your root.htaccess to lessen spam # Protect from spam bots <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-comments-post\.php* RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !.yourwebsite.com.* [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$ RewriteRule (.*) ^http://%{REMOTE_ADDR}/$ [R=301,L] </IfModule> You should also replace your URL “yourwebsite.com” with your blog URL.

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