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SiteBrains Interactive Spam Blocker

SiteBrains blocks spam posts using a completely configurable set of rules. Both interactively as the user types and on our servers upon submission.

What does it do?

SiteBrains Spam Blocker WordPress plug-in brings advanced client-side validation to WordPress sites. Show users feedback on their posts and comments as they type! Validate posts before they are submitted. Block spam, self promotion links and foul language using our cutting edge technology. Use our advanced moderation tools to change your client-side notifications, including appearance, messages and triggers.

Is this service free?

Yes, SiteBrains spam blocker is free for non commercial use. We just want to make the web a cleaner place.

Where do the blocked comments go?

From your management dashboard at SiteBrains you can access reports, charts and statistics of the comments that were blocked and approved. On the Moderation queue report you will find all the blocked comments plus tools to edit them and re post them to your server. You must create an account and log-in to access the management dashboard and moderation queues.

Accessing the settings page

Once the SiteBrains plug-in is installed and activated you will have an additional entry under the 'Comments' menu titled 'SiteBrains', click it to open the settings screen.

How do I access the settings page?

Click 'Open SiteBrains Editor' to access the full set of moderation tools and utilities, enabling you to modify existing rules, create new rules, modify how broken rules are handled, customize your notifications and more.

Can I customizing notifications' texts and appearances

SiteBrains WordPress plug-in exposes functionality to customize the look of the notifications displayed to your users. Control every element of the notifications from texts to colors and timing of display via our online editor accessible from the SiteBrains plug-in settings page.

How does it work?

When a user submits a form, the texts on the form are first sent to the SiteBrain's servers for validation. The response contains a detailed report in an XML format that is signed by a unique key assigned to only your site upon the initial plug-in activation. If the overall result of the validation is negative, help tip and notifications are displayed to the user helping him to improve the text or remove unwanted elements. Additionally, submissions can be blocked or allowed but modified prior to submission. For example, a comment that contains spam or consists of mostly foul language is typically blocked but a comment that contains a curse word or two may be simply edited to replace certain characters within curse words with ** such as “bull sh*t”. You can dial-up or down these rules and settings to satisfy your goals and fit your community. If the overall result of the validation is positive, the submission of the form to your site is allowed, and the signed XML report is sent along with it. On your site, the signature of the XML report is verified to make sure this report was indeed produce by the SiteBrains servers for your domain, and the fields in the received form are compared to the fields in the report. If any of these tests failed the message is blocked. A good way to test your server side validation is to turn off Javascript on the browser and try to submit a form.

Requires: 2.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.2.1
Last Updated: 2011-11-11
Downloads: 6,707

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