I’ve released version 1.12 of Comment Warning overnight. It only contains a small, non critical, change – it now counts how many comments have been made from each IP address in the Log. Continue reading
Earlier today I received an email from an irate commentator, accusing me of spamming him and threatening to report me. He was receiving emails from my blog, via the Subscribe To Comments plugin, but he thought couldn’t unsubscribe. The cause: my wp-admin folder is password protected.
I implemented a DoFollow plugin back in August 2007 and it served me well for a couple of years, leading to an increase in traffic. However, in May 2009, the level of comment spam on this blog led to me disabling it. This is a consolidation of four posts covering that span.
One side-effect of making your blog DoFollow is an increase in traffic. Unfortunately, it also leads to an increase in comment spam – and I’ve recently been spammed by Make Money Online Master. Continue reading
In my last post I wrote about comment spam. Today, I’m writing about BullGuard, the anti-virus / spam software. Unfortunately, I’m not writing about BullGuard because of their software – I’m writing about them because one of my relatives lost their money when he tried to renew his subscription. Continue reading
Many WordPress blogs are adopting the CommentLuv plugin, because it gives readers extra incentive to make a comment – it automatically adds a link to the commentator’s latest post at the end of their comment.
This is great for the commentator, for several reasons outlined below. However, some people are not taking full advantage of the benefits. Continue reading
Recently RT from Untwisted Vortex (site no longer there) threw down a WordPress Plugin Rewrite Challenge, asking whether I’d rewrite the Simple Spam Filter plugin from Joe Tan (from TanTanNoodles). RT is a fan of Simple Spam Filter but felt that some additional checks would result in more spam being caught. Continue reading