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Spammer Blocker

This plugin prevents users from commenting or viewing your website if a comment of theirs has been marked as spam.

Where does the plugin store its data in my MySQL database?

SB stores banned IP addresses in a table called "wp_sb_ip_log". Plugin's settings can be found in the table "wp_options":

  • sb_plugin_version
  • sb_detection_of_spammers_method
  • sb_detection_of_spammers_time
  • sb_banned_message
  • sb_automatic_ip_address_duplication
  • sb_automatic_ip_address_duplication_recurrence
  • sb_automatic_ip_address_duplication_last_cron_run_time
  • sb_spam_comment_automatic_elimination
  • sb_access_restrictions

What should I do if I accidentally marked my own comment as spam and the plugin has blocked my IP address?

Delete your IP address from the table "wp_sb_ip_log" in your MySQL database.

What should I do if there is a spammer who has a cookie and is still able to post comments even if I marked the comments as spam?

Wait until spammer's cookie expires or use the slow method of detection of spammers. When the spammer visits your blog again, their cookie will be deleted.

What happens if I add the same IP address more than once?

Nothing. Duplicate records are automatically filtered.

I got an error when I finished updating the plugin.

Uninstall and install the plugin again. I try to avoid all errors that may be caused by updating to a newer version, but nobody is perfect, so this might help in the case that I forgot to prepare something for an update (typically new names of the plugin's options in the wp_options table in the MySQL database).

Are IPv6 addresses supported?

No. (That may change in the future.)

I have another problem that is not described on this page or the forum.

Post a new thread on the forum.

Requires: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Active Installs: 10,000+


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