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Comments - trying to understand them (2 posts)

  1. ansorg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hi,
    I'm playing around with a wordpress installation for a while now and face lots of spamming recently.

    I looked through the support area regarding this issue and found some usefull stuff but still - I feel I do not quite understand how comments in WP work.

    - I have an option to turn on/off comments globally and per posting.

    - I can require commenters to be logged in before posting

    Now, even if Cs are turned off and log-in is required anyway I do get comment spam. This fact seems to relate to the common suggestion to delete some files in the WP installation?

    But if I do delete those files I would loose the ability to enable comments for certain posts - right?

    Next step is: not to delete but rename those files and change some of the WP code accordingly?

    If I got this right, then WP has no real security but just relies on the fact that If someone knows the url of the comments.php he is allowed to comment???

    thanks
    Jens

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you want complete protection, install bad-behaviour and Spam-Karma 2. I have forgotten what spam looks like with these two installed.
    http://unknowngenius.com/blog/wordpress/spam-karma/dev/
    http://www.ioerror.us/software/bad-behavior/

    There were ways of circumventing checking in much earlier versions of WP, but not now.

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