This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Monkey Trapped Spam

Description

When you mark a comment “spam” Monkey Trapped Spam will automatically add the author’s IP address to the internal WordPress comment black list. Any comment coming from that IP address in the future will go straight to spam. Monkey Trapped Spam learns and becomes more effective the longer it’s installed.

Upon installation Monkey Trapped Spam will scan your current spam comments and add the author’s IP addresses to your internal WordPress comment black list as well.

Optional Features

If you select “Participate” on the settings page Monkey Trapped Spam will send a copy of spam comments to the Monkey Trapped Spam server to help build a comprehensive comment spammer black list.

If you select “Update Blocklist” on the settings page Monkey Trapped Spam will retrieve a list of the most common IP addresses used by comment spammers from the server and add them to your internal WordPress comment black list giving you a head start.

Installation

Download the plugin to your computer
Log in to your WP admin area and go to Plugins > Add New
Click upload
Browse to the plugin .zip file on your computer and select it
Click Install Now and the plugin will be installed shortly
Click Activate Plugin

Contributors & Developers

“Monkey Trapped Spam” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.2.1

  • moved settings page to a sub_menu under settings (where it should have been all along).

1.2.0

  • hooked system marked spam comments later in the loop to allow use of the comment_ID.
  • dropped json, now using curl POST to send the whole spam comment object to the server when opt in.
  • added CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER to catch any response from the server (or errors) before it outputs.
  • added simple stats to the bottom of the settings page.

1.1

  • fixed bad link in admin notice.

1.0.0

  • Made participation (sending data to the server) opt-in.
  • Added admin notice.
  • Several bug fixes.

0.9.1

  • Final public beta