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There has to be a middle ground (5 posts)

  1. hotho2
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So deactivated the Spam thingie because no one could post when the plugin was activated. Now my blog is being BESIEGED by spam. What should I do? http://www.hothouseflowerdesigns.net/blog

    Also, my sidebar is very slow to load. WTF?

  2. "Spam thingie"? There are many "Spam thingies". Which one were you using?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Spam_Tools

    Also, your sidebar loaded in less than a second for me.

  3. hotho2
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry, should have been more specific. When I had the blog installed for me, the intaller loaded it with Spam Karma 2 - Reloaded activated. For some reason no one could comment in either my blog or guestbook. I asked for help here and someone recommended I deactivate Spam Karma. I did and everyone could comment. Unfortunately, now my blog is being overrun with spam.

    (Perhaps it's only me the sidebar is loading slowly for.)

    Thanks in advance.

  4. diretribe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Can't comment much on the Spam front, but I am using lr2Spam which adds a dynamic form field to prevent blind posting. Ok, it probably wont stop everything, but it seems to be keeping my site clear pretty successfully.

    As for the sidebar, depends on two things.. 1) your browser, 2) dynamic elements in your site.

    The first one could be due to none-standard code, or mistakes. Which browser are you using? Firefox feels fine, but IE may differ.

    The second one is the images and other stuff that take time to load. If they're slow on your site, anything that depends on them may load slowly (esp. on older browsers) as it waits to know the dimensions before it carries on laying things out. Define things such as size of images explicitly where possible & your site should load quicker (not just the sidebar).

  5. Try one of the other anti-spam plugins, such as Bad Behavior, Akismet, or lr2Spam.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Spam_Tools

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