I just discovered that I'm getting the same error message on my blogs using version 126.96.36.199 of wp-spamfree as "jonhuck" is. A friend who'd tried repeatedly to post a comment on one of my blogs got that message and alerted me via email. When I deactivate wp-spamfree, comments can be left and the error message goes away.
This was true on 3 blogs that I tested, all three running version 188.8.131.52 of wp-spamfree and wp version 2.8.4.
Hey jonhuck and speerga,
Sorry to hear you've been having trouble with the plugin. It's been tested to work just fine in v 2.8.4, so it's likely there is something else going on there, and likely something that can easily be fixed. If you haven't gotten a chance to yet, you may want to check out the Troubleshooting Guide and FAQs. If that doesn't solve the issue, please submit a support request so we can look into it for you.
Thanks for the response, WebGeek.
I thought it might be conflict between wp-spamfree's contact form (which I wasn't using) and the Easy Contact plugin (which I was using). Disabled that plugin, flushed cache, still no luck.
I'm pretty sure wp-spamfree was working without problems when I was running earlier versions. I have no way of knowing which version started the problems, as I always auto upgrade with each new version of wp and each new version of the wp-spamfree plugin.
A couple of people who tried to leave comments in recent weeks alerted me to the error, or I never would have found it.
Love the hands-off, effective way wp-spamfree works. But guess I'll have to stick with akismet.
And, yes, wp-spamfree shows me the green bar that it's installed properly, too, so I know that's not it.
FYI -- I just went to the blog I've been wrestling with regarding this plugin. I made sure wp-spamfree's green bar telling me it was installed correctly was in place and everything was okay.
I then deactivated EVERY plugin. I activated wp-spamfree so that it was the only active plugin.
I cleared my Firefox cache. I tried to post and got the same error message as before:
I then closed Firefox. I went to the blog in IE 8. I tried commenting and got the same error message.
I don't know much about coding OR really that much about WP -- but it sure seems to me that something's not right with the current version of wp-spamfree.
Any further suggestions would be helpful?
Hey speerga...we do all our tech support through that support form I mentioned above. Please submit through that and we will be happy to help you right away. Thanks!
Thanks, WebGeek. I'm on my way over to there now.
I tried going to the sites above listed by Webgeek but can't find this specific error...
Just updated WP to 2.9.2
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 1966080 bytes) in /<my_path>/wp-content/plugins/wp-spamfree/wp-spamfree.php on line 3627
with 2.9.1 worked perfectly.
UPD: Sorry, I have already changed WP_MEMORY_LIMIT from 32 to 64
Hope that helps someone. Sometimes it's not necessarily the plugin, but a change in server setting, unbeknownst to us.
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