Akismet 3.1.5 is now available. Users are urged to update as soon as possible. Sucuri discovered an XSS vulnerability in the popular spam protection plugin that affects every version including and after 2.5.0. The vulnerability can be accessed through comments, so it should be stopped through the plugin’s comment-check API, but the safest option is to update anyway. For those with automatic updates, this is included and you don’t need to do anything at this time. All others need to update manually in the plugin directory or by updating directly through your WordPress dashboard. Though it isn’t clear if anyone […]
WordPress Advanced Anti-Spam Techniques
August 7, 2013
Have you ever found yourself dealing with a spam attack on your site? If you have, you’d know. It almost always starts out as a trickle… Maybe it’s a couple comments about how enlightening your entry on the summer corn you made on the grill a few weeks ago was. Only all the comment author links are to pharmaceutical sites or places where you can buy knock-off high heels. And can an entry about corn really be enlightening? *sigh* This is spam, isn’t it? Well, let’s go ahead and flag those in Akismet so it can catch others like it. […]
Daily Theme & Plugin Roundup – 6.20.2013
June 20, 2013
Hey guys! Happy Thursday! I’m going to cut to the chase and just share with you 94 plugins. That’s right! Almost broke the 100 plugin barrier!. Check them out!
The WordPress Weekend Roundup
May 19, 2013
A little backlogged is all I have to say – it was a very busy weekend for me and I’m just finally catching up on work that was supped to get done late last week. This happens on occasion and thankfully no ones breathing down my neck to get my stuff done – I create all the pressure I need on my own! Hopefully you had a great weekend and are looking at an awesome week this week!
Daily Theme & Plugin Roundup – 5.4.2013
May 4, 2013
Happy Saturday everyone and May the 4th be with you! Who doesn’t love Star Wars right? I think it’s a must in order to write a single line of code. Don’t you think? I’m sure these plugin authors would agree 🙂 There are a few new plugins to share today. I also thought I would share the most popular plugins from the Plugin Directory. Check them all out after the jump!
Akismet: Sorry, I Took You for Granted
February 22, 2013
You know, this is a bit awkward to admit, but apparently I haven’t been paying for Akismet. Like, ever. It’s not that I was trying to skip over my duty to our wonderful spam fighting plugin or that I even was attempting to cheat any system that was made available to me – I simply did not think of ever coming back to the system and being reminded that I should pay for the service if I’m using it for a product or commercial service. And there’s really no one that I can blame except for myself – because Akismet […]
Akismet Takes One Step Closer to Single Sign On
January 24, 2013
Ah, thank my lucky stars (wait, who says that, really?) – Akismet, one of the most popular spam-fighting plugins for WordPress has announced that they now have a much easier way to sign-in and access the great plugin instead of the previous method of having yet another account to manage. Maybe you’re using Akismet to stop spam in its tracks, VaultPress to keep your site safe and secure, and Polldaddy to find out what your readers are thinking. Maybe you’re using WordPress.com to build a fancy new site, or Jetpack to supercharge your self-hosted one. Now you can sign into all these awesome services, including Akismet, with just one account […]
The WordPress Weekend Roundup
December 22, 2012
It’s been a hectic week before Christmas with a lot of incredible news that’s been reported in the last week alone. We can’t cover everything but we definitely at least want you to know about some neat posts that might float your fancy. Take a look at this week’s weekend roundup, bringing you posts that you may have missed – we’ve got 34 links this week, so don’t forget to hit “Next Page”! Please let us know if there was anything else juicy that we should definitely know about!
Akismet Updates to 2.5.7, Requires WordPress 3.0+
December 14, 2012
Akismet has released their 2.5.7 release which is more of a maintenance release fixing minor bugs and including security enhancements. A few of these changes are: Fix a bug displaying the Stats page in some versions of FireFox Fix mshots previews when using https Add .htaccess to block direct access to files Prevent some PHP notices Fix Check For Spam return location when referrer is empty Fix Settings links for network admins Prevent some prepare() warnings in WordPress 3.5
I Got 99 Problems But SPAM Ain't One (Just Ham)
December 7, 2012
Akismet, the very popular spam-fighting plugin and service has recently crossed the 60 Billion (that’s with a ‘B’ folks!) spam “squashed” marking an incredible run. I’m not sure about you but I utilize Akismet for every single blog that I’ve every published for – it’s certainly not 100% fool-proof and perfect as “ham,” false positives, and missed spam. A typical question that I get from users and blog owners alike is what exactly is “ham”. Do you know?
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