How to fix “Invalid security token” error when users try to comment


How to fix “Invalid security token” errors upon users commenting

I’ve been posting more frequently lately, and was surprised that no one had commented on any of my recent posts.

But then I went and tried to comment on one of my own posts and was surprised to receive an error of “Invalid security token” after I submitted my comment (and this was while I was logged in as admin no less!)

I had a feeling it might have to do with one of the additional plugins I’d installed to combat spam, and seeing as how Akismet has been doing such a great job on it’s own anyhow, I figured that deactivating them one at a time would be the best way to test what was causing the problem. Needless to say, as soon as I deactivated Antispam Bee, the “Invalid security token” error went away and I was able to leave comments once again on my blog without a problem.

I don’t know if the Antispam Bee plugin isn’t compatible with WordPress 3.5.2 or if there was a conflict with one of my other plugins, and frankly I don’t care. I don’t need it’s help in fighting spam and my “invalid security token” error problem is gone, so I’m happy.

One thought on “How to fix “Invalid security token” error when users try to comment

  1. I haven’t received any comments for a long time, and I figured no one was interested. i asked a friend to leave a message and she received “Invalid security token” as a response. I read the above statement, and I don’t have Anti-spam bee, so what else could be preventing people from leaving messages? Thanks.


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