SpamBam new version

I’ve launched a new version of SpamBam which fixes a minor problem reported by a user. The plugin is now available on the WordPress plugin page:-

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/spambam/

It’s been a huge success and we don’t get any comment spam any more on our blog :)

6 Responses to “SpamBam new version”

  1. Lance writes:

    I find this works well, but longer comments or comments that are not submitted quickly often get sent to the spam page. What do I do?

  2. Gareth Heyes writes:

    Hi Lance

    The code uses PHP sessions to store the key information to protect from spam, if a long time is left before submitting the comment or your server has a short session expiry then you might experience problems.

    Also note Cookies and Javascript are both required to submit a comment.

    I’d think the most likely issue is your server configuration, so I would check your php.ini file and make sure your php sessions are not set to a low expiry date.

  3. Lance writes:

    Thanks!

    Where would I find the php.ini file? I can’t seem to locate it.

  4. Gareth Heyes writes:

    It can be found in many different locations depending on the OS/Distro, I’d check the following locations:-
    /usr/local/php4/lib/
    /usr/local/php5/lib/
    /etc/httpd/

    This is the setting you need to change, I wouldn’t recommend increasing this too much because it can affect the security of your site:
    http://uk.php.net/manual/en/ref.session.php#ini.session.cookie-lifetime

    Or you could manually change the spambam code to change the session timeout, edit the spambam plugin and add the following setting if you don’t want to change your php.ini file:-
    http://uk.php.net/manual/en/function.session-set-cookie-params.php

  5. alex writes:

    Thanks for this. I used to get so much spam posts on my blog, but now that I’ve had this on my blog I haven’t had any spam posts for months.

  6. Temizlik writes:

    Thanks for this