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Spam Free WordPress

Todd Lahman's comment spam blocking plugin that blocks automated spam with zero false positives.

2.2.4

  • Added esc_attr() to checkboxes for good measure.

2.2.3

  • Readme update.
  • CSS changes.

2.2.2

  • Cleaned up some code.
  • Added Simple Comments coupon.

2.2.1

  • Added back image files for proper comment form styling.
  • Refreshed database settings. Old settings were causing some upgrades to stop working properly.
  • Cleaned up some code.

2.2

  • Changed offer hook.

2.1

  • Removed obsolete checkbox.

2.0

  • Removed free license offer from the plugin.

1.9.3

  • Fix: Thesis now uses the WP comment_form function, which caused security checks to duplicate and fail.
  • Fix: Main options were not saved properly the first time, requiring a second save changes.
  • Fix: Made comment list and comment form CSS appear more universal on different themes. Still not perfect.
  • Fix: Corrected CSS conflict with Suffusion theme, which prevented text input on comment form fields in Firefox.
  • Enhancement: Expanded tech support information.

1.9.2

  • Missing argument 2 for wpdb::prepare() message fixed.

1.9.1

  • Swedish translation added.
  • Norwegian translation added.
  • Built-in WordPress Nonce security made optional since it breaks on some blog installations.
  • Updated error messages to match Nonce changes.

1.9

  • Built a default comment list and comment form theme for the automatically generated comment form option.
  • Added WordPress AJAX nonce security check.
  • Disabled WordPress nonce referer check since it was broken on many blogs causing the plugin to fail.
  • Fixed jQuery incompatibility that would cause the plugin to fail on some blogs that loaded two different versions of jQuery.
  • Made Old Password Fields invisible for those with broken themes that can't utilize the more secure AJAX authentication.
  • Made error messages more specific, and informative.
  • Italian translation added.

1.8.7

  • jQuery AJAX call now fires only once, instead of several times.

1.8.6

  • Added option to use old legacy dual password fields, that were used in version 1.5.1, for edge cases with themes or plugins that prevent AJAX from working as expected.

1.8.5

  • Rewrote jQuery AJAX call to see if it helps edge cases with theme and plugin conflict issues.

1.8.4

  • Automatic jQuery detection to load proper version did not work with improperly written themes that load versions of jQuery older than 1.7.
  • Implemented new jQuery compatibility logic to try to work around improperly written themes that load versions of jQuery older than 1.7.
  • Fixed question mark icon position.
  • Added option to automatically delete comments marked as spam via cron job.
  • Added option to automatically delete comments marked as unapproved via cron job.
  • Added option to automatically delete comments marked as trackbacks or pingbacks via cron job.
  • Updated theme check to use WordPress 3.4 function if it exists

1.8.3

  • Fixed: Fatal error line 73.

1.8

  • Free License Key required for plugin support, and to activate advanced plugin features.
  • JavaScript now loads in the footer.
  • Removed ping closed notice.
  • Removed remote blocklist option.
  • Removed share link option that was used to promote plugin.
  • Removed password form options since they are no longer needed.
  • Upgraded all database options.
  • Settings page rewritten completely to use the Settings API.
  • Simplified the settings page.
  • All spam security now works in the background.
  • CSS + jQuery Tooltips added to free the settings page from clutter.
  • Settings page is now CSS responsive.

1.7.8.6

  • Option to display message, or an ad, above comment text area now displays even if Automatically Generate Comment Form is set to Off.
  • Check for, and enforce, a minimum version of jQuery
  • Removed option to use old jQuery scripts from plugin and database

1.7.8.5

  • HTML5 "required" form field web browser validation check for name and email only active if "Comment author must fill out name and e-mail" is selected on the Discussion screen.

1.7.8.3

  • Fixed very old versions of JetPack causing a fatal error when Spam Free WordPress activated, or vice versa.
  • Added HTML5 "required" form field web browser validation check for name, email, and comment textarea.

1.7.8.2

  • HTML5 removed from automatically generated comment form. Some current web browsers like Chrome 21.0.1180.75 m mangled the form. Will add later.

1.7.8.1

  • Fixed comment form not being generated automatically for every theme.
  • Added HTML5 types for email and url form fields to allow modern web browsers to do RFC-compliant form field validation in the browser when the form is submitted. These new form field types will also cause the iPhone to alter the on-screen keyboard to match the form field.
  • Added HTML5 required form field web browser check for email and comment textarea.

1.7.8

  • Set Use Old jQuery Scripts as the default setting to assist poorly written themes that load old versions of jQuery
  • Fix - Created legacy reference to old function that was removed with no reference in 1.7.7
  • wp_enqueue_script URL for jQuery scripts with SFW version number rather than filetime, since W3 Total Cache will otherwise break the URL - Thanks Steve

1.7.7

  • Automatically loads jQuery scripts compatible with WordPress 3.3 or less that loads a version of jQuery before 1.7.
  • Added option to load older jQuery scripts when WordPress is 3.3 or greater, but poorly written theme loads a version of jQuery older than 1.7.

1.7.6

  • Added the option to secure the comment form with an invisible password, a clickable password field, or a click password button.

1.7.5

  • Fixed automatic comment form generation not turning off due to code error
  • Added full Thematic comment form support
  • Added full Genesis comment form support
  • Added full PageLines comment form support
  • Added full Graphene comment form support
  • Added full Atahualpa comment form support
  • Added full Suffusion comment form support
  • Added full Picture Perfect comment form support
  • Thesis only allows password and no tags message on comment form
  • Replaced German translation - Thanks Marco
  • Turn mouse cursor into a pointer when over password field - Thanks Joe

1.7.4

  • Removed password button
  • Password field automatically generates password when clicked
  • Added notice for non-JavaScript readers to turn it on to leave a comment
  • Added readonly attribute to password field - Thanks Thomas

1.7.3

  • Automatically disable JetPack Comments module since it takes over the comment form, and won't play nice with other plugins
  • Automatically cleanup Post Meta Custom Fields since transients are now used
  • German translation updated - Thanks Thomas
  • Earlier versions have been removed

1.7.2

  • Corrected jQuery file loading twice

1.7.1

  • Automatic cache flush of W3TC and WP Super Cache when settings updated and on install
  • Password fields replaced with a one-click AJAX button and password field
  • Comment form is now automatically generated
  • Same hooks available to other plugins and themes as are in the comment_form function
  • Added autocomplete comment form for Chrome 15 and above
  • Passwords are now stored as transients to scale to extremely high traffic blogs
  • AJAX now used to obtain client IP address to bypass cached pages
  • Added backlink to rejected comment error page
  • Made rejected comment error message more friendly
  • Added option to display message, or an ad, above comment text area
  • Nonce field added to comment form
  • Language translations added
  • Added German translation
  • Added French translation
  • Added Hebrew translation
  • Added Japanese translation
  • Added Chinese translation
  • Added Hong Kong translation
  • Added Taiwan translation

1.6.7

  • Added option to open or close pingbacks
  • Pingbacks are closed automatically when plugin installed

1.6.6

  • Updated install routine to preserve existing settings

1.6.5

  • Pingbacks now closed automatically by default
  • Translation support coming soon ...

1.6.4

  • More secure SQL query
  • Minor admin page change
  • WordPress version 3.1 or above now required

1.6.3

  • add_option function caused activation error
  • had to use update_option to fix

1.6.2

  • Arrrg. Forgot to bump the version.

1.6.1

  • Upgrade procedure didn't work as expected first time

1.6

  • Added disable pingback/trackback
  • Added disable user registration
  • Added settings link to plugin row menu
  • Added remove url form field
  • Added remove comment author clickable link
  • Admin page has a new look
  • Fixed donation link
  • Added uninstall to cleanup database on deletion
  • Made invalid or empty password error more clear
  • Added automatic theme support for popular themes
  • Minor code changes

1.5.1

  • Fix for number_format error
  • Ability to turn blocklists on or off
  • Easier Admin page
  • Backend improvements

1.5.0

  • Number localization fix.

1.4.9

  • Added global remote blocklist after code rewrite
  • Added more plugin security features
  • Added plugin to close pingbacks and trackbacks
  • Cleaned up code and admin page a bit

1.4.8

  • Initial release. In development since September 2007.
  • Global remote blocklist left out pending code rewrite.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-5-13
Downloads: 631,794

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