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bad behavior plugin on multisite installation (43 posts)

  1. morriswanchuk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've searched through the forums and on the bad behavior site and haven't seen any clear indication of whether a) it works with v3 multisite and b) where to install the plugin on a multisite installation.

    I'm hoping that someone here can provide some insight.

    Thanks in advance...

    mw

  2. It should work. Have you tried it yet?

  3. morriswanchuk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just wondering if the plugin goes in the mu-plugins folder or the plugins folder? I want it to be installed on every instance....

  4. morriswanchuk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Seems to work. I installed it in the plugins folder and clicked the network activation link. The plugin is active in the sites and appears to be working....

  5. James Collins
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I suspect it wouldn't work in mu-plugins, because the plugin needs to create at least one MySQL table during activation.

    In plugins with network activation is the way to go.

  6. MrBrian
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Unfortunately, it has to go in the plugins folder and be activated network wide. It's not really optimized for multiuser because it creates an SQL table for every blog and stores it's options per blog - you would have go into each individual blog's dashboard to see whats been blocked or change the options making it impossible to use the blacklist api feature.

    That's why I created a modified version for WPMU - it's working great for my blog network. You can put this one in mu-plugins and manage options/logs network wide instead of per blog. Thought I might as well share it.
    http://rapidshare.com/files/413778697/bad-behavior.zip

  7. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @MrBrian:

    giving your mod a testrun right now, thanks for sharing.
    Would you elaborate what exactly you changed in its behaviour?

    May I also suggest you submit the changes to the author so maybe he can work on a multisite compatible version too?

    oh and how would I verify if BB is active on all my blogs?

  8. MrBrian - Have you contacted the dev about that? He might be willing to incorporate it into the main BB plugin :)

    I use it per-site right now, which is annoying, but keeps idiots out.

  9. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    oh and I found out that a normal admin, not only site-admins have access to http://yourblog.yourdomain.ro/wp-admin/tools.php?page=bb2_manage and can see the total number of blocks plus details about who and why was blocked.

    I really think this menu should be hidden from users and made inaccessible via a is_site_admin check or similar OR if it can be done only show blocks that occurred for this particular blog the user is logged in and has admin rights for!

    Just realized that the BB settings are also accessible to any admin. they can even see my http:BL Access Key !?

  10. MrBrian
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @Ovidiu: The only things I changed in it's behavior was moving the menus to Site Admin (so they are only accessible by siteadmins) and changed the database table and plugin options to store site wide instead of per blog. I also had to move around some files and code so that it would work in the mu-plugins folder. In it's current state, bad bahaviour isn't feasible for multisite for all the reasons mentioned already, so hopefully the author will make the needed updates for it. Use my modified version for the time being unless you don't mind your bloggers managing it's options, not knowing sitewide stats, and not being able to use http:BL without adding the key to every blog in your network - oh and "bad bahaviour statistics in the blog footer" is enabled by default so it's displayed in the footer of all the blogs in your multisite. The main reason I made the mod was because it creates a database table for every blog, and for a blog network like mine with more than 10,000 blogs.. that's a lot of unneeded database tables.

    You'll know BB is active on all your blogs by looking at the BB logs, but as long as the menus are showing up under Site Admin you'll know it's working. Since it's in the mu-plugins folder, there's no need to "activate network wide" and it won't show up in the plugins menu.

  11. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    oh and I found out that a normal admin, not only site-admins have access to http://yourblog.yourdomain.ro/wp-admin/tools.php?page=bb2_manage and can see the total number of blocks plus details about who and why was blocked.

    I really think this menu should be hidden from users and made inaccessible via a is_site_admin check or similar OR if it can be done only show blocks that occurred for this particular blog the user is logged in and has admin rights for!

    Just realized that the BB settings are also accessible to any admin. they can even see my http:BL Access Key !?

    THAT was still valid, I just checked again. Any administrator, not site-admin can see and change the options.
    Just re-uploaded your plugin again. I am talking about your plugin not the original one.

    Which wp version are you using? I am using wp 3.0.1 with vhost based multi-side...

  12. MrBrian
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oh I see what I did there.. still had the code for the old menus in there for non-siteadmins. Fixed in this version.

    http://rapidshare.com/files/417767287/bad-behavior-wpmu.zip

  13. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thanks.
    now we are talking, works great and no options accessible for normal admins :-)

    btw. why does the number of records within the log file differ on the bb options page from the number shown on the bb configuration page?

    (I am talking about the two menus added by the plugin, they show different counts)

  14. MrBrian
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The configuration page has the count for 'blocked' requests while the count on the log page is for 'all requests' which include permitted ones, so its normal for the numbers to be different.

    I must say spam has really gone down on my blog network... sure takes the load off of akismet for comment spam - blocked over 50,000 baddies in the past 7 days.

  15. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thanks for the clarification and the mod :-) works well on my install too, except for the issues with the menu appearing for normal admins which is fixed now.

    cheers
    ovidiu

  16. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    let me throw another one at you.
    I finally managed to see a bb blockpage.
    it contains (in my case) this detail:

    <p>If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, please contact <a href="mailto:ovizii+nospam@nospam.zice.ro">ovizii at zice.ro</a> and be sure to provide the technical support key shown above.</p>

    can I customize that somewhere? I am sure most people won't be able to realize that the link text is the correct email address and not the mail.to link, so I'd rather replace +nospam@nospam with -delete-this-@

  17. MrBrian
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In the bad-bahavior folder, locate banned.inc.php. In that file you can customize the antispam replace rather easily. I have to agree that the average person would not realize the correct email address, but the author should just implement a captcha for the blockpage or a contact form because legitimate users that see that page are very few and the ones that email are even fewer.

  18. Tomas Mackevicius
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks, MrBrian, you're a life saver ;)

    I hope you will share your code with BB developers, so every MU user would be blessed :)

  19. rburke
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    MrBrian, could you post another link to the wpmu version of the bad behavior plugin?

  20. MrBrian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, it took someone to hound me via email to notice that the file wasn't available anymore, as i haven't been very active on the forums lately. I've re-uploaded it and it's still working and latest version.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?aatdu92d1ed81l9

  21. error
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Wow, what a long discussion and nobody bothered to let me know. Thanks a lot.

    I'm adding all of the above to my to-do list, now that I actually know about it.

    Next time somebody might actually want to contact the Bad Behavior author.

  22. Well, the thread *is* tagged. And tags have rss feeds.

  23. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @error:

    I see there have been a few updates on your plugin. did you manage to build-in support for multisite installations as MrBrian did here with his mod?

  24. I'm using it right now and it works fine.

  25. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Ipstenu: what works fine? The original or MrBrians mod?

    If you are talking about MrBrians mod, that is beside the point I know it works.

    If you are talking about the original what does "it works fine mean"? Does it mean that MrBrian's changes have been implemented or not? That was my question.

  26. I'm not sure she knows if MrBrian's changes were implemented or not. the trac for the plugin woudl be the place to look. (development log on the plugin page).

    She means she's using it as-is and it's working as expected on her install.

  27. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    seeing that MrBrian made some important changes: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/bad-behavior-plugin-on-multisite-installation?replies=26#post-1650365 and error saying that "I'm adding all of the above to my to-do list, now that I actually know about it." I was asking if the current update of his plugin incorporated these changes.

    So no reason to tell me that its working fine, is there? Seeing that this answer doesn't answer my question at all, why answer at all?

    Besides that I can't see a change log on the plugin'S page that is the reason I asked: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bad-behavior/ and the official page doesn't say much about the changes: http://bad-behavior.ioerror.us/2011/04/06/bad-behavior-2-0-43-and-2-1-12/

  28. right side, blue box, this link:

    http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/log/bad-behavior/

  29. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ah, now that is a useful answer, thanks Andrea.

  30. As Andrea said, I'm using it out of the box, no problems.

    BUT. Your best bet is to ping the dev directly, NOT in the forums, but via his site. He's quite responsive that way.

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