Updated WordPress Plugin: AVH First Defense Against Spam v2.1

Version 2.1 of the WordPress plugin AVH First Defense Against Spam has been released today.

What’s new

  • Added an IP caching system.
  • Administrative layout changes.
  • Optional email can be send with information about the cron jobs of the plugin.
  • Bugfix: The default setting to terminate the connection for Project Honey Pot was unrealistic.

You can find the AVH First Defense Against Spam plugin on it’s own page.

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  • Hi — Autoinstalled the update today and am receiving the following error when selecting FAQ from the AVH FDAS Menu:

    Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, ‘AVH_FDAS_Admin::doMenuFAQ()’ was given in …/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 339

    Super plugin. Thanks for all your work!


    • Thanks for reporting.
      Gotta do more and better testing next time.
      I just uploaded version 2.1.1 which fixes the problem.

      • Thanks for the quick fix!


  • Thanks for this great plugin.

    Just installed 2.1.1 and when wanting to go to “settings” I am taken to this URL


    and I get the error message “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.”

    Bug? What is the page address for settings?

    • Did you click on the settings link on the plugin page? That seems to be a bug indeed.

      The options can be found on the left hand site under the menu AVH F.D.A.S

  • Yes that was it. Thanks. Good stuff. I just downloaded v2.1.2

  • I am now getting hundreds of emails per day from AVH asking me to add IP’s to the local blacklist. Is there any way to turn this off or automate the process?

    • Set the following options so the 3rd party settings page:
      Stop Forum Spam Box
      Email Threshold => -1

      Honey Pot Project
      Email score threshold => -1

      You could still receive emails because they are in the mailq of your server. Somebody reported receiving emails in his/her gmail account even when the mailq on the server was empty, apparently gmail has a mechanism to stop bulk emails.

  • Peter — I cannot seem to turn off the emails either. Same settings as Stephan mentions.