Blacklist Updater


Few users are familiar with the comment blocklist built into WordPress. Located in the WordPress admin area under “Settings”—“Discussion”, that blocklist for incoming comments accepts values (words) to identify spam by.

Additionally to plugins like Antispam Bee in order to fight spam successfully a curated comment blocklist is recommendable. You can either update the list manually, or utilize a very detailed global comment blocklist that gets updated on a regular basis.

Blacklist Updater has been developed to keep your comment blocklist in your WordPress installation up to speed with the curated global list on GitHub.

The plugin will check the global comment blocklist on GitHub multiple times a day. Whenever new anti-spam values have been added to the global list, Blacklist Updater will read the global list and update your WordPress database accordingly. While the check-up process will run several times a day, the plugin will only update the database when it detects an actual change of the global comment blocklist on GitHub.



  • Active development of this plugin is handled on GitHub.
  • Pull requests for documented bugs are highly appreciated.
  • If you think you’ve found a bug (e.g. you’re experiencing unexpected behavior), please post at the support forums first.
  • If you want to help us translate this plugin you can do so on WordPress Translate.



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  • PHP 5.2.4 or greater
  • WordPress 3.8 or greater


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  • WordPress 5.5/5.6 compatibility
  • Updated description with more inclusive wording


  • Implement automated deployment


  • Update donation link


  • WordPress 4.2 support
  • Russian translation


  • Plugin refactoring
  • Moving to


  • Blacklist Updater goes live