Delete WordPress Feedback Spam from JetPack Contact Form

Suddenly, I had over 7,000 WordPress Feedback Spam entries. Feedback is JetPack’s Contact Form. Crazily, Feedback doesn’t have a bulk Empty Spam button like Comments does. I LOVE Comments’ Empty Spam button!

First, log in to phpMyAdmin and take a backup of the database.

Then, click on the SQL tab and run the below Queries. If you’re like me, you’ve changed the wp_ table prefix to something unique, like runningunderwater_posts. Be sure and use your unique table prefix when typing in the Queries.

Type this in to make sure you’re targeting the correct Feedback POSTS tables:

[code]SELECT * FROM wp_posts WHERE post_type=’feedback'[/code]

Then, run this to delete the Feedback tables:

[code]DELETE FROM wp_posts WHERE post_type=’feedback'[/code]

Next, type this in to make sure you’re targeting the correct Feedback POSTMETA tables:

[code]SELECT * FROM wp_postmeta WHERE meta_key LIKE ‘%feedback%'[/code]

Then, run this to delete the Feedback tables:

[code]DELETE FROM wp_postmeta WHERE meta_key LIKE ‘%feedback%'[/code]

Source: How to Delete Feedbacks from JetPack Contact Form – WordPress Den

WARNING: this solution targets ALL Feedback entries, not just spam.

2 thoughts on “Delete WordPress Feedback Spam from JetPack Contact Form”

  1. Hello Reid,
    You would think that with WordPress releasing version 5.0.1 today 13 December 2018, that this would be resolved by now. I have to clean out hundreds of spam feedback entries every 2 days or so. Jetpack and WordPress support know about this. Any news of a simple way to stop it without having to go into the database?

    1. Going into the database is the only way that I know of to delete very large amounts of spam in JetPack’s “Feedback.”

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