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  • Resolved harry74



    Does this plugin work with BuddyPress? I’m mostly interested if it can stop comment spam in BuddyPress activity.


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  • Plugin Author Ryan Hellyer


    It does not automatically work with some parts of BuddyPress. I need to sit down and work through all the parts of BuddyPress some time and see where it can be implemented better.

    Thanks for the quick reply. So are you saying that right now it won’t work for comment spam? Or it might work and I could test it and see?

    Plugin Author Ryan Hellyer


    I’m saying I believe it will work with some aspects of comment spam within BuddyPress, but I can’t remember exactly what sorry. I’ll need to spend some time looking into it and bbPress at some point.

    There was originally support for both added to the plugin, but too many features were missing or not working well, so I removed them until I find time to implement them properly.

    OK Ryan, I understand. I guess that BuddyPress is difficult for anti-spam plugins, because I’ve found very few that claim to work with it (and all of those are paid ones).

    Thank you very much for elaborating.

    Plugin Author Ryan Hellyer


    It’s been a while since I investigated, so I can’t remember the specifics, but there was something about BuddyPress which made it behave differently to how I would expect. I suspect developers just find that frustrating. Having to support a specific plugin is quite annoying. Having said that, I would like to add confirmed support at some point.

    Your questions here is prompting me to think more about doing it actually, particularly since you say there aren’t any viable free plugins for this task.

    No surprise there. After working for some months with BuddyPress, if anything I’ve realised that it is a very difficult plugin in general. For several plugins I’ve had to check if they are BuddyPress compatible.

    I’m sure it’d be great if you did it, but you understand that I didn’t check every single anti-spam plugin. There’s a chance that there is one out there which works with BuddyPress and I missed it, although I doubt it. Anyhow I appreciate a lot the work you guys do providing free plugins.

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