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Delete Spam Daily

Uses wp_cron to delete comments each day that are marked "spam" in the database.

This plugin schedules a daily event using wp_cron that deletes all comments marked "spam" in the database, then optimizes the comments table.

Brief reason why I made such a low-tech plugin:

Akismet catches all the spam, but when I was looking at the size of my backups one day, I noticed that there were large numbers of comment spam across several sites that were undeleted and they made the databases fairly large. So I setup a cron job on my server that deletes the spam.

Since I had never written a plugin, I thought this might be helpful for those who do not have a dedicated server, shell access to their site, or the knowledge of (or interest in ) cron to set this up.

Spam is not deleted until you start the schedule after the plugin is activated. I created buttons to start and stop the schedule if you need that layer of control. There is also a button for deleting all spam manually.

Requires: 2.1.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.7.1
Last Updated: 2009-5-28
Downloads: 6,407

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