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Breaks local spam comment deletion

  • With Jetpack installed & activated, deleting spam comments times out after only deleting a small number in 30 seconds. Deactivating the plugin resolves this. Since there are several thousand spam comments I needed to delete, doing them at a rate of 5-7 seconds each was going to be a problem.

    I’ve also seen problems with the automatically-on Contact Form portion – I haven’t added those forms anywhere on my site, and yet I have 6700 spam “Feedbacks” with absolutely no indication on the Dashboard or navigation menu that they existed. I only found them because I was wondering why my wp_postmeta table suddenly had 69,000 rows and was over 40MB when I have under 50 public posts.


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  • Note that the second part of this was because I’d failed to revise my contact-form shortcode to contact-form-7, but the first part (I believe) still applies. Will test further once I build up more spam comments.

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