Sets a cookie on a random URL that is then checked when a comment is posted. If the cookie is missing the comment is marked as spam. This plugin will
|Author:||Donncha O Caoimh (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||3.1|
|WordPress version tested:||4.8|
|Added to WordPress repository:||06-03-2008|
|Total downloads:||66 587|
|Active installs:||30 000+|
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Copy into your plugins folder and activate. If you are using a caching plugin such as WP Super Cache make sure you clear the cache after enabling this plugin.
The cookie isn’t being set by the plugin. Why?
If you use wp-minify make sure you add the Cookies for Comments CSS file to the list of CSS files that shouldn’t be minified.
- Sanitize the cookie key before setting it. Props Matt Cutts and @planetzuda
- Added a rejection message for when people trip over the cookie protection.
- Plugin requires WordPress 3.1+ now.
- Use an image to deliver cookie as well as stylesheet.
- Don’t load WordPress to set the cookie. Makes pageload much faster!
- Added “time to post comment” to comment notification emails.
- Support for SSL sites.
- If user is logged in don’t check for cookie.
- Speed spammer checks to stop smarter bots and human spammers.
- Generate cfc_key all the time if it’s missing, not just on serving the css html
- Added MU signup form mod_rewrite rules to docs and admin page
- Added Settings page link to plugins page.
- Add explanation text to css file.
- Add docs on how to use CFC to protect the MU signup form
- Show htaccess rules on admin page.
- Don’t let wp-super-cache cache this page.
- Store cfc_key in sitemeta for WordPress MU sites
- Added mod_rewrite rules to block spam comments before they get to WordPress