Update WordPress Plugin: AVH First Defense Against Spam

Today, March 9, 2011, version 3.1 of the WordPress Plugin AVH First Defense Against Spam.
The major new update is the ability to manage the IP Cache Log.

What’s new since 3.0

  • New menu page: IP Cache Log. This gives the ability to manage the IP cache. This only works in WordPress 3.1 and higher.
  • Improvement on checking for spam when a comment is posted.
  • Reporting email will now say which post the spammer was trying to comment on.
  • When reporting a spammer also set the offending IP as spammer in cache.
  • Bugfix: When the visiting IP is not a public IP all the configured spam checks are performed. Private IP’s can be assumed to be safe.
  • Bugfix: The check for Stop Forum Spam is always performed even if set not to check with Stop Forum Spam.
  • Bugfix: The results of a call to Stop Forum Spam are not evaluated.
  • Bugfix: When saving options the options would be erased.
  • Bugfix: Don’t show the Project Honey Pot API key message when the option to check with Project Honey Pot is disabled.
  • Bugfix: When the IP cache was disabled the cache would still be checked.
  • Bugfix: Under certain server configurations, when Project Honey Pot could not be reached the IP to be checked was incorrect.
  • Use minified CSS and Javascript except when WordPress is set to debugging.
  • Adds option for localization. Translation are done through in Launchpad.
  • Bugfix: With PHP 5.3 and up there was a problem with getting the visitors IP.
  • The comment nonce can be activated on the General Options page in the administration section of the plugin.
  • Only show the last 12 months of spam statistics on the Overview page.

More information can be found on the AVH First Defense Against Spam page.

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  • In my opinion, this is the best WP antispam plugin ever. Removes some 85-90 per cent of all spam hits plus gives the opportunity of quick blacklisting the other 10-15%. Thanks and good luck!