There’s been a bit of spamming going on here and we’d like you to know we’re on it. We’ve researched and installed some new spam plugins to alleviate the spam that’s being posted to sites on the WordPress installation here at Technology Services. While there are some top notch products out there for doing so, we need to keep costs down, like, you know, to zero.
We’ve found a few solutions that we are trying out. One solution, Typepad AntiSpam, is current as of yesterday, 22 Feb 2012. Preliminary results are so far, so good. We’ll be keeping an eye on how this plugin performs for some time, but please let us know if you’re experiencing excessive spam in the next month or so.
Keep in mind, that the best way to deal with spam follows the adage “the best defense is a good offense”. Be diligent with commenting that takes place on your site. This does two things:
- it allows you to catch any spam that might burrow its way onto your site
- it will be a great way to let your readers/commenters know you are reading their replies
As always, you can contact us with any questions or concerns around spam on your site or any other use of WordPress. Please email Brian (BrianC_Smith [at] boces.monroe.edu) if you would like to learn more about using WordPress for blogging, ePortfolios or project sites.