So in previous posts, I have talked about a comment spam problem that I was having. First I had to turn off commenting all together. I didn’t like that at all. Then I turned commenting back on, but I had to manually approve each comment before it would be posted. This solved the probelm, but was a bit inconvenient. Thanks to a great plugin for WordPress appropriately called “comment authorization”, I don’t have to monitor things quite as closely now. The plugin is made by Scott Merrill, over at skippy.net. It proviedes an email verification system for commenting. Commenting is now a two step process. A visitor must provide a valid email address to post a comment, because they will have to reply to an email that is sent to that address for verification.
The new system is now in place, although it isn’t quite as pretty as I would like yet. I need to further edit my css to format some of the text that is generated. I’ll take care of that soon.
Special thanks go out to Scott Merrill for creating the plugin, and helping me get things up and running.