WPblacklist working

I’ve been getting hit with several comment spam attempts today but so far none have gotten through. Fahim, the author of WPBlacklist e-mailed me and helped me get it configured correctly and now it’s working like a charm. I’m currently running WPBlacklist 2.6, the latest release that I know of, which automatically deletes comments that match your blacklist. It’s actually kind of fun to get comment spam now that it gets dumped. If it gets through the blacklist, then it hits the core WordPress moderation settings which have also proven fairly effective.

I’m sure there are more ways to combat comment spam, but my methods would have caught 90% of the spam that has overridden Foppery. I don’t think he’s been watching his site much. Either that or he doesn’t care. He has one entry that has over 500 comments, all of them spam.


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  1. Ah, I had been wondering if WP was susceptible to comment spam.

    Now that I think about it, I wonder if open Livejournals are also victims. I noticed there’s now a note about “is this comment spam?” when you go to delete a comment in your journal. I’ve never gotten comment spam on LJ because I don’t allow anonymous users to post, but I guess no blogging system is safe if it allows anonymity.

    Comment by Meredith on October 14, 2004 @ 6:28 pm
  2. I’ve been getting a constant stream of comment spam attempts since last night, but so far none have gotten through. I’m using the blacklist I had built up with MTBlacklist so it already has a lot of URLs blacklisted.

    The other extremely useful feature of WP is that you can moderate any comment that has more than a certain number of links, meaning it won’t show up on your blog until you approve it.

    Comment by dan on October 15, 2004 @ 7:44 am
  3. Wow! Version 2.6 is excellent! I really like that it will delete the comments for you. It was getting a little tiresome deleting all of those comments.

    I like that it would search past comments, too. That was one feature that I missed from MT-Blacklist.

    Comment by mckay on October 15, 2004 @ 10:05 am
  4. I’m still on MT Blacklist, but I finally took the time to enter some very simple regex filters and it’s done wonders in the past few days. I look at my log and it’s denial after denial after denial. It’s great.

    Comment by Cameron on October 15, 2004 @ 10:51 pm

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