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Smart Throttle


Smart Throttle plugin dynamically adjusts the time out between comments. Time out is decided by the rate of comments in the last hour.

PHP Version

PHP 5+


  • Smart Throttle time out definition page


  1. Upload smart-throttle to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


How do you decide on the time out?

We use the rate of comments in the last hour. See bellow for a
break down.

  • Upto 5 comments/h – 15s
  • From 6-14 comments/h 5s increment
  • Every comment/h there after 60s increment.
Can I change the time out?

Yes. Go to Settings -> Smart Throttle in wp-admin and change the time out.
We believe our time out break down is well balanced 😉


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Version 1.0.2

  • Compatible with WordPress 3.0

Version 1.0.1

  • Few improvements

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial release