WPBlacklist 2.6 released


WPBlacklist 2.5 was doing so well on catching comment spam and deleting it, that I wanted to improve upon it by adding the ability to harvest spammer details from automatically deleted comments so that the blacklist would continue to improve. This was the main feature addition to this new release though there are a couple of other changes and a bug fix included in there. You can download the new version here and read a detailed description of all the new changes here.




  1. Benjamin (1 comments.) says:

    Hi,If it tries and Blacklist Configuration will be accessed, the following errors will come out.

    Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in **\wpblacklist.php on line 89

    Since I do not understand English well, although I cannot explain well, do I understand a cause for some?

    My environment

  2. Doug says:

    fantastic! i’ve installed and am in the paradoxical situation where i’m eagerly awaiting spam to see how well this works:>)

    anyhow two comments.

    1) in the new install instructions, it reads:

    “b) Upload all extracted files (including subfolders) to the root of your WP installation – overwriting any files as necessary.”

    Please *rewrite* this for the newbies out there that might accidentally overwrite their wp-admin, wp-content and wp-includes folders. for a new install, there shd be no overwriting and files in each folder should uploading separately, to avoid overwriting folders and their contents on the server.

    2) in blacklist-install.php, 3rd line, please change “require_once(‘/wp-includes/wpblfunctions.php’)” to “require_once(‘wp-includes/wpblfunctions.php’)”

    this should work for everyone –including those of us who do not have wordpress installed in our rooter directory– as long as blacklist-install.php is placed in the WP base folder.


  3. Paul Hoch (5 comments.) says:

    I had to change the require line as well to get the install to work. Thanks for posting it Doug! I was a bit lost….

  4. Fahim (2 comments.) says:

    I’ve got the above change and a few other bug fixes waiting in the wings as WPBlacklist 2.6.1 but haven’t had the time to test the changes yet :-( So I’ll have to release it when I’ve had time to test it and till then, hope that people read Doug’s post …

  5. beth (1 comments.) says:

    I had to make this change as well, however I still couldn’t make it work, and then realised that the quote marks need to be replaced after you paste in the new 3rd line. Can you tell I’m a php newbie?!!


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