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WP Hashcash (8 posts)

  1. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    A few days ago I installed WP Hashcash on a client's blog. Today I noticed that a spam comment that was posted by a bot made it through. Everything looked exactly the same as before except that this:

    [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ‘0 which is not a hashcash value.

    was added to the bottom of the post. I do not see any options to "put the comment into moderation (default), put the comment in the akismet queue, or delete it" per the documentation. So, it seems like I'm doing something wrong.

    Does Akismet have to be active in order for WP Hashcash to work? So far I do not see the benefit of using WP Hashcash.

    Thanks,
    Jonas Grumby
    S.S. Minnow

  2. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't know about that plugin, but, wouldn't you like to have Akismet active also, anyway, since it catches most spams?

  3. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yeah, I guess I'll do that, but then I don't know what WP Hashcash is supposed to do that Akismet doesn't, so maybe I'll get rid of it.

  4. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    p.s. The install notes say "visit Options, WP Hashcash from the admin panel to configure options". Where is this "options" link in the admin panel supposed to be? I have yet to find any place where options for this plugin can be configured. I guess I'm going to have to try to contact the author.

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Older WP versions > Options.
    Newer WP versions > Settings.

  6. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Akismet is a standby for spam control these days. Most blogs don't need anything else for comments spam, just Akismet alone. If you use Akismet and still get spams, then try looking at other plugins / methods.

  7. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Moshu. I did find the configuration settings.

    Seems like the thing to do is to set it to delete. Otherwise I don't see what this plugin does that Akismet alone would not have done.

  8. Nomex
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have the same problem.

    [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ‘0 which is not a hashcash value.

    I must to approve their own posts in the admin panel.
    How do I get rid of this?

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