Ever wanted an easy way to sort through all of that spam caught by Akismet (just now, I had to look at 175 spam comments since yesterday)?
Akismet Worst Offenders plugin is just for you. It groups your suspected spam comments by IP address or web site. Then a delete button allows you to easily delete those bulk spam comments right away.
The results are a lot less spam comments to filter through, which allows you to make sure no legiminate comments are captured by accident.
Fantastic plugin and I imagine it will become part of the regular Akismet plugin very soon.
Some asshole decided to start spamming my blog.
Over 6,000 spam comments have been sent to my blog the past three days. That is three times the amount I had since restarting this blog over a year ago.
Only two slipped through and those two were held for moderation. That is right, out of over 6,000 spam comments, not one actually made it onto the site.
That to me is a miracle. And I owe it all to a little WordPress Plugin that wrecks any chances of spam coming in. Thank you Akismet!
WordPress users should upgrade to version 2.0.3 right away.
I have installed Bad Behavior 2.0 Alpha 3 on my site. Akismet has been very effective (maybe 1 or 2 spam are missed per 300-400 comment spam with no false positives), but I had to go through the 400+ comment spam it catches every 2-3 days and I would love if the obvious stuff is just blocked before it reaches Akismet. The less work I have to do with comment spam, the better.
So Bad Behavior will be combined with Akismet to effectively shut any chance of a comment spammer getting a comment posted on this site. If Bad Behavior misses it, Akismet should catch it. Already this morning, 47 spam attempts were blocked by Bad Behavior. Fantastic!
Just upgraded the blog to Release Candidate 3 for WordPress 2.0.
Why did I do this on a live blog?
I have been playing along with it for a few days on my iMac. It is a stellar upgrade for WordPress, if only for the integrated WYSIWYG editor. Seems to be working extremely well.
So I decided to live dangerous and give it a go on a live blog.
While I wouldn’t recommend upgrading to RC3 until the final version of 2.0 is out, I do recommend at least doing a test install of it. That way, you can easily check out the new features and make sure you can do a safe upgrade.