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Combat Comment Spam

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  • Thanks for the mention podz 🙂 It should be http://sm.farook.org/files/WPBlacklist26.zip now though. There is one annoying bug in WPBlacklist 2.6 – I have a require line in the blacklist-install.php file which goes something like “require_once(‘/wp-include/wpblfunctions.php’);” and the first slash causes problems if your WP installation is not in the root folder of your site. So that should be changed to “require_once(‘wp-include/wpblfunctions.php’);”. A bug fix 2.6.1 release is on the way but it includes a few other changes as well and I haven’t had the time to test them yet 🙁

    Oh yes, I’ve found the RBL feature in the new releases of WPBlacklist to be fairly effective. I have bl.spamcop.net and sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org added to my blacklist as RBL entries and they have caught quite a few comment spammers who escaped the other items on the blacklist. Hopefully, this helps some others too 🙂


    Thanks guys. Freaking jerk has spammed me for two days and I’m getting sick of it…

    I wonder if the IP deny feature of cpanel will keep him out? Yes, I know, I not longer had just gotten WordPress running and was composing a test blog when this parasite inserts a stupid comment.

    Can I delete the wpblacklist-install.php after initially using it once?

    Yes, you can delete wpblacklist-install.php if you want but it does no harm to keep it either since it’s not destructive. All it does when you run it is to create the blacklist table *if it does not exist* and do some upgrade routines.

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