Delete All WordPress Spam & Pending Comments easily using a Plugin

From past 2 days, WebTrickz was experiencing major technical issues and several long downtimes occurred in short intervals. Though, our site is running perfectly now as we moved from Hostgator’s Shared hosting to their VPS. We got to learn some new things while getting our issue sorted. A simple tip is shared below which may come in handy to bloggers and webmasters using WordPress.

Certainly, our Comments section is bloated with lot of Spam comments listed under Spam section and similarly there are Pending comments. If you want to get rid of all the Spam or Pending comments, then you can easily remove all of them at once in just a few clicks without the need to use the uneasy phpMyAdmin method.

Just install the WP-Optimize plugin directly from your WordPress Dashboard and activate it. To access it, just open the Dashboard drop-down menu and click on the “WP-Optimize” option. Now tick mark the desired option ‘Clean marked Spam comments’ or ‘Clean Unapproved comments’ (Pending comments). Click on the Process button.

deleting all spam comments in WP

Voila! All the Spam or Pending/Unapproved comments will get deleted instantly. You can deactivate this plugin later if you don’t want to use it frequently.

Update – I just noticed that we can easily bulk delete all the Spam comments in WordPress without using any plugin. To do so, go to Comments > Spam and click on the “Empty Spam” button. All the spam comments will get deleted.



Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

4 Responses

  1. Avinash says:

    You can also try Clean Options WP Plugin which can help u get rid of all the un-used old plugin options stored in your WP DB.

  2. I have been using this plugin for quite some time…More over optimize feature and change admin name is also really handy,,,….

  3. siddharth Sharma says:

    thanx for the tutorial i was looking for something like this as i am having many pending comments wp optimize will help me..!! 🙂

  4. Yogesh Patel says:

    Its really hard to manage Comments on blog and blog like can get daily 200 comments alteast.

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