We recently updated our article on “Dealing with Spam“, offering some tips and tricks to limiting spam on your blog.
Blogging can be a time consuming process – and our time should be spent working on great content and a nice interface. Instead, we find ourselves taking time to check a never-ending list of what appear to be comments. At first, it’s nice to think that your site is getting some attention, and then you realize that most of it is spam.
There’s almost nothing more frustrating and discouraging than spam.
Spam is a part of blogging life. We install plugins to try to limit it, but there’s no surefire way to block spam while allowing useful comments.
Click on the ‘Customize’ link for the theme enabled in your blog, and you will be brought to a screen that allows you to preview the WordPress-based theme changes (such as title, tagline, link colours, background image, header image, etc). Your changes will only be published to your blog when you click “Save & Publish”
Many additions and changes are introduced with this update, some of which include:
An admin bar that appears at the top of every page when you are logged in. The visibility of the admin bar is controlled by each user profile, allowing users to disable it “when viewing site” and/or “in dashboard”
A redesign of the linking interface, making it easier to link to your existing posts.
New post formats, such as “aside” and “gallery”, which define different ways that a post can look and feel (this feature must be enabled in the specific theme – WordPress default, ‘twentyten’ has implemented both “aside and “gallery”)
Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.