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Spam bots breaking through reCaptcha plugin

Ok once I had problems with spam bots commenting my posts with ads and links but I installed the reCaptcha plugin for wordpress and forgot about it. However these days I have problems again. This is one particular IP that is able to break through the validation! The IP is 89.248.168.40 and I really would suggest to you to add it to your ban list. I will do it for sure! Today I had like 50 comments on a post, all got in approved !

Say no to bot spammers

I had hard times with all those spam bots the come and post comments on your posts, advertising stuff you do not want. Ok, initially I started to fight them by trashing the comments and adding their ip addresses in my ban list using a htaccess file like this:
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Multilingual CMS plugin and GetRecentComments plugin for WordPress

In my WordPress installation I have the Multilingual WordPress by WPML plugin and the GetRecentComments plugin which for my pity are not working right together. The comments plugin shows entries in both languages. So to overcome this, because I want exactly these plugins, I had to modify the get recent comments. I will show you how I did it. But however you can set any other logic there – I have just two languages, so I did it the simplest working way for me. Here it is.

After line 1133 in get-recent-comments.php modify the code as following:
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Redirecting WordPress category feeds containing non-latin characters to Feedburner

Today I was playing with my feeds. I wanted to redirect the category feeds to feedburner. I couldn’t find any plugin that can do the job well because a have a lot of categories and had to create manually a feed in feedburner for each of them. The main problem is that I have multilingual content and my categories have slugs in Bulgarian. Upto now I had feedburner feeds just for the whole content on the blog in Bulgarian and English. I am using .htaccess that redirects my feeds to feedburner like this:
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My first blog post in WordPress. Really!

OK. I installed WordPress and this is my first post. Cool. But what to write now? The first thing that comes to my mind is WordPress and my first impressions.

I have to admit here – WordPress is magnificient tool incorporating the work of so many developers. But here is the catch – you cannot trust them all. A lot of plugins. You choose one, download, install and activate. Cool! Until some f**cked plugin you decided to try out messes all you have done upto the moment. So what do you do ? Test it on localhost of course.

Developing on localhost is the preferred way of work for most of the programmers including me. But guess what happened when I tried to go live – Read more