Posts Tagged ‘WordPress’

Akismet WordPress Spam Filter

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

I must say that I’m very impressed with the automatic anti-spam filter that comes with WordPress – it is called Akismet.  At this point in time, it has blocked 715 spam comments, and every one that I’ve checked it has been 100% correct on (and I’ve checked most of them)!  I’m thinking of looking into how it works (if it is open source, which I imagine it is).  I wonder if a similar system can be written for use on email spam and whether it would be as effective.

WordPress upgrade

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

I’ve just upgraded this blog to WordPress 2.7 – I was running the rather elderly version of 2.2.2 beforehand.  The new admin UI takes a bit of getting used to, but I think it is probably a lot better