Blog stuff I hadn’t enabled, but now I have….

Written by admin

Topics: Blogging

Good grief. It’s amazing how fast you get buried in comment and trackback Spam. I had a tough week last week, so I hadn’t posted much or reviewed comments. This weekend, when I had some time to pay attention to my blog, I found that I had hundreds of spam comments and trackbacks.

I know. “Quit your complaining, Pete. That’s life. We all deal with that crap.”

Well, I hadn’t realized just how inundating it can be. So:

1. I turned on Akismet spam filtering.
2. I closed older posts to new comments.
3. I tuned some other settings, including requiring comments to be posted via AJAX. If you have Javascript turned off, you won’t be able to comment.

While I was at it, I enabled Gravatars. Woot!