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[resolved] Spam Words List (5 posts)

  1. robanna
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does the Spam Words List match exact words? Would 'admin' match 'administrator', 'administer', etc?

    Thanks-

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/

  2. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Robanna,

    You are right admin matches administrator. It looks for the string anywhere in the email address and the comment.

    Keith

  3. robanna
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How hard would it be to add an 'exact match' option maybe by putting quotes around a word? I ask because the most common attack to the login page is for 'admin' and anyone worried about security does not have a user 'admin'. Therefore we can assume that anyone trying to login with 'admin' is up to no good. But I do not want to other words admin is found within by accident.

  4. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sounds like a good idea. I will work on it.

    Keith

  5. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Maybe do something like the Better Moderation plugin does for comments.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-moderation/
    http://blog.artesea.co.uk/2011/06/better-moderation.html

    From the author's site:

    "In the default moderation adding word would also match WordPress, but in Better Moderation if you use word^ it ignores any word which has letters after it, so WordPress would be acceptable, whilst Crossword (starts with other letters, but doesn’t end with any) and word-count (punctuation) would be caught in moderation.
    If you only wanted to match exactly “word” you can place the ^ at both the start and end ^word^."

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