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WordPress question: Dummies Edition

So I’m sorry I’m having to post this on the blog, but I really don’t know what the hell I’m doing. I approve comments and delete my spam by hand (if you’re authenticated once, then you’re good to go afterwards) but needless to say, this is getting old. And we’re going out of town this weekend and don’t want any comments being hung up in limbo. I tried to install a plug-in that would give a little question to the user to answer as authetication, and I activated it, but it still doesn’t seem to be working. Am I doing anything wrong? Help me, WordPress gurus!

Otherwise, see you Tuesday.

Update: OK, I think I figured it out. I know this is mighty exciting.

Fri, September 1 2006 » Meta/Logistics

5 Responses

  1. Alan September 1 2006 @ 4:28 pm


  2. Karen September 1 2006 @ 7:09 pm

    I use Askimet with WordPress, and so far it’s caught hundreds of spam comments. If that’s not the plugin you’re already using, I highly recommend it.

  3. Harry September 2 2006 @ 5:49 pm

    I’d second the recommendation of Akismet - so far it’s caught 3615 spam comments for me and barely made a single mistake.

  4. Harry September 2 2006 @ 5:51 pm

    Since that previous comment seems to have been accepted and I forgot to fill in the anti-spam thing, I’m not sure you’ve got it working properly.

  5. Alan September 5 2006 @ 2:09 pm

    Yeah, that’s my understanding too…thanks all. I got back to my computer late last night and found…quite a mess.

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