Jetpack by WordPress.com
Auto-enables features you won't want (3 posts)

  1. fencepost
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Be careful about the features you're using and make sure others are disabled - as an example, a stock install enables the "contact form" feedback form that though not visible on your site, is active and will be used by spammers in ways that may add thousands of "Post" entries to your database.

    This is visible in the Dashboard menu as "Feedbacks" with no new-message indicator, but if you look there you may find both messages (probably spam that slipped through) and spam.

  2. fencepost
    Posted 3 years ago #

    And, there's no "Empty Spam" button for Feedback spam - If you're not able to delete it by going into the database (KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING FIRST THESE ARE DANGEROUS TABLES TO TOUCH) you may be stuck with trashing the spam 20 messages at a time (personally, I have 335 pages worth).

  3. fencepost
    Posted 3 years ago #

    And finally, with Jetpack activated, deleting spam comments times out after 30 seconds (PHP timeout) with about 10 spam deleted. Deactivate Jetpack and deleting spam works again.

    Is this an attempt to break local commenting so people will use the WordPress.com service instead?

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