WordPress offers several different ways to filter and catch comment spam, but doesn’t give users a way to know why a given comment was put in the spam queue – whether it was caught by Akismet, the Comment Blacklist, or another spam filter.

The tw-blacklight plugin is a simple proof-of-concept plugin designed to help reduce this ambiguity. When browsing comments in the wp-admin dashboard, keywords and addresses that match items in the blacklist are highlighted (or rather “blacklighted”) by the plugin.

Author:Alex Shiels (profile at
WordPress version required:3.0
WordPress version tested:4.8.1
Plugin version:0.2
Added to WordPress repository:13-12-2012
Last updated:17-08-2017
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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