WordPress 2.5 introduces a widgetized dashboard featuring the latest comments and WordPress news.
This plugin creates a new widget for that dashboard that lists out the latest spam so you can make sure no legitimate comments were falsely marked as spam.
If you have Defensio installed, it will also use that to hide obvious spam comments.
See Also: Dashboard Widget Manager
Updgrading From A Previous Version
To upgrade from a previous version of this plugin, delete the entire folder and files from the previous version of the plugin and then follow the installation instructions below.
Installing The Plugin
Extract all files from the ZIP file, making sure to keep the file structure intact, and then upload it to
This should result in the following file structure:
- wp-content - plugins - dashboard-latest-spam | dashboard-latest-spam.php | readme.txt
Then just visit your admin area and activate the plugin.
Using The Plugin
The new widget will show up automatically on your dashboard. If you use my Dashboard Widget Manager plugin and have specified a custom widget order, you will need to visit it’s management page and add this new widget to your dashboard.
- Does this plugin support other languages?
Yes, it does. See the WordPress Codex for details on how to make a translation file. Then just place the translation file, named
dashspam-[value in wp-config].mo, into the plugin’s folder.
- I love your plugin! Can I donate to you?
Sure! I do this in my free time and I appreciate all donations that I get. It makes me want to continue to update this plugin. You can find more details on my donate page.
Contributors & Developers
“Dashboard: Latest Spam” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Update to work with Defensio v1.6.
- Allow non-admins to edit this widget when my Dashboard Widget Manager plugin is installed.
- Remove the Defensio quarantine status from the “Right Now” box as this plugin makes it obsolete.
- If Defensio is installed and being used, make the “See All” link link to the Defensio page.
- Initial release.