This is the project page for the upcoming WordPress plugin that I’m developing. The goal is to be an all-in-one guardian against comment spam and e-mail harvesters. Planned features include:
- Looking up commenters in multiple DNSBLs
- Add hidden links in posts and pages to honey pots
- Obfuscate e-mail addresses to thwart harvesters
- Remove e-mail addresses altogether when viewed by known harvesters
All of these features will be independently controlled, meaning you can choose to enable only those that you want to use. And of course this isn’t the end-all-be-all feature list – this is just what I want to have in place for release.
Show your support for this plugin by donating a little something. While there’s no practical difference in where the money goes whether you use this button or the one on the right (the money is used to help offset the costs of hosting this site), using this button will show me your support for this plugin in particular, not just the site in general.
Current Development Status: Alpha
The current status of the plugin is Alpha. This means it is not yet ready for public consumption, even for testing. Status of individual components:
- DNSBL integration
- Functional integration with Tornevall and Project Honey Pot is complete.
- Currently the Project Honey Pot integration uses my hard-coded API key; this must be configurable before public release.
- Hidden honeypot links
- This is functionally complete.
- Currently my own honey pot is soft-coded into the plugin; this will be configurable before general release, but will not block a public beta.
- E-mail obfuscation
- Work has not yet begun.
The following must be completed before Public Beta:
- Project Honey Pot API key must be configurable.
- E-mail obfuscation must be implemented.
The next stage after Public Beta will be the general release of Version 1. The following will be completed by then:
- Configuration pages will allow all features to be independently enabled or disabled.
- The honey pot URL will be user-configurable.