At the moment, the current version of the Plugin kills quite some spam here – in fact, I am Spam-Free since months now. But there are things like IPv6 floating around, which need to be taken care of. In terms of programming, IPv6 will be a second blacklist – technically duplicating the current work. But as we evolved […]
After talking to Chris I did wreck my braincells again, to find some ideas to improve WP-BlackCheck to make spammers life harder. The Result is the new version 2.3.0 which contains the following changes: Type rate calculation for speed limits Honor whitelist settings for comments (WordPress Core) Encrypted timestamps Honoring the whitelist of the WordPress Core is about […]
After a local test run of WP-BlackCheck Version 2.2, I decided to say it’s safe for global usage.. The highlights of this version are: Update notifications Checking for Requirements Purging of old comments Some language improvements Update: As I did hit a bug on 2.2.0 I had to release the bugfix release 2.2.1 and 2.2.2 to prevent you […]
This is a short report about the happenings around WP-BlackCheck. The Blacklist itself just entered the 40000th IP address to the list. By now I am test-driving the new version to be to find the latest bugs and eliminate the dependencies towards akismet. By now I implemented a couple of options which should help you to ease administration […]
As more and more people use Twitter, the posts of this blog will appear there too. Not sure if this will replace the traditional RSS feed – but we’ll see.
After working with WP-BlackCheck Version 2.0, I had a couple of new ideas and corrections to be applied to the plugin which made me release Version 2.1.0 by now. The highlights of this version are: Reset to factory defaults Speedlimit is now adjustable Usage of the new WordPress functions like wp_remote_post Some language improvements Warnings if the config […]