Over the last several weeks Informed Networker has worked in conjunction with dollars5 (a great outsourced development firm) to rewrite the Akismet Anti-Spam module for Social Web CMS. Informed Networker has released a beta version of what is deemed the 0.6 release over on the SWCMS forums. This module is backwards compatible with Pligg.
Significant features of the rewrite include ripping out the core Akismet PHP library which was based on an older PHP 4 library and replacing it with the PHP 5 library available from AchingBrain. One resultant caveat is that you must be running PHP 5 in order to utilize this new library (if you aren’t running PHP 5 – you should be!).
- Checks incoming stories and comments for spam content.
- Makes suspected spam invisible until it can be moderated.
- Sends feedback back to Akismet automatically on Akismet’s filtering to help improve filtering.
- Uses HTTP 1.0 so it doesn’t take forever to process stories/comments.
Category: Pligg Modules