Simple Comments – WooCommerce and WordPress Form Protection

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Simple Comments is the #1 most powerful WordPress spambot and hackbot security plugin that will protect your login, registration, comment, contact, and other forms. Forms are the entry point to hijack and gain access to your website. Don’t leave your forms unprotected.

Since the public launch of Simple Comments in 2013, not a single spambot or hackbot has been able to bypass the security provided by Simple Comments. No other plugin, or spam service, can make that claim.

Simple Comments Benefits:

  1. WordPress login and comment hackbot and spambot form protection.
  2. WooCommerce login and registration hackbot and spambot form protection.
  3. Spambots are blocked before they fill up your spam folder.
  4. Hackbots and botnets are blocked before they hack into your WordPress blog, and before they can register fake accounts.
  5. Dramatically reduces database queries, since it blocks spambots and hackbots rather than writing their data to the database. This can give your site a boost in speed, and save you money depending on your hosting plan.
  6. SEO hacking is blocked. Link injection is rendered harmless, because comment links are turned into plain text automatically.
  7. Cross site scripting (XSS) attacks are rendered harmless in comments.
  8. Redirection, aka hijacking, scripts cannot be used in comments.
  9. Cross site request forgery (CSRF) is rendered harmless in comments.
  10. Brute Force attacks, on login forms, are stopped on the first try, not after several attempts to login, but authorized users are never locked out.
  11. Prevents XML-RPC pingback service DDOS attacks.
  12. The option to disable all XML-RPC services to prevent DDOS attacks.

What Simple Comments Can Do For You

First, you won’t need to sort through spam anymore, which means you can use your blog for what is was designed for, blogging, e-commerce, or whatever innovative application you’ve built WordPress into. Second, you’ll sleep better knowing you won’t be waking up to a flood of spam, or a hacked blog.

If you like the idea of zero spam, then you’ll love Simple Comments.

If you have ever used Akismet you know it allows spam to flood your blog until you mark all the spam as spam, and then delete it from the spam folder, a very tedious process. Akismet needs to be taught what is spam on your blog. After all that work, spambots change tactics, and Akismet floods your blog with spam again, and has to learn the new type of spam. All the while it blocks legitimate comments until you mark them as not spam. This can be more trouble than it’s worth. Simple Comments works 100% of the time, which is something Akismet cannot claim.

Simple Comments uses anonymous authentication, a technical phrase we created to describe how Simple Comments works. The security built into Simple Comments blocks 100% of automated spam, while always allowing legitimate comments to be posted on your blog, without the need to approve it. Simple Comments takes all the work out of blocking spambots and hackbots. There is another benefit to blocking attackers before they reach your blog. Since spam isn’t stored in your database, it frees up server resources to make your blog run faster, which can be a big cost savings for highly trafficked blogs, and it is much needed relief for low resource small blogs on shared web hosting accounts.

Another benefit is cost.

  • Akismet costs $60 per year for 1 blog, and 80,000 checks.
  • Simple Comments costs $29 per year for 3 blogs, and unlimited checks. Oh, and you don’t need to teach Simple Comments what spam is, we’ve already taken care of that for you. There are also larger activation packages that decrease your costs even further.

Why haven’t we compared Simple Comments to any of the other thousands of free spam blocking plugins on wordpress.org? Because none of those plugins is even mildly effective, and they block more legitimate comments than Akismet.

From the moment Simple Comments is activated you will never have to worry about spambots or hackbots again. It’s not magic, it’s solid security that cannot be found in any other plugin or service for WordPress. Read a few of the product Reviews from our customers to see how Simple Comments has impacted them.

The screenshot of the comment form below shows Simple Comments providing security in the background, so visitors will not have to do anything except leave a comment. No matter what form is being protected, Simple Comments does its work invisibly.

Comment Form Invisibly Protected by Simple Comments

Comment Form Invisibly Protected by Simple Comments

Simple Comments has been tested against thousands of other spam plugins, and not a single one could block spambots without identifying some real comments as spam, not even Akismet. Simple Comments is the only plugin that never blocks real comments, only spam. We help customers every day stop floods of spam instantly. Many of our customers were previously using Akismet, plus one or two other spam plugins, before they found all they needed was Simple Comments.

Unlike other plugins and services, Simple Comments doesn’t fill up your spam folder with comment spam, it blocks spam, so you don’t have to review it, unless you want to. Simple Comments gives you the choice to review spam, or just let Simple Comments block it. Rest assured, Simple Comments will never block real comments.

Hackbots are a real and constant threat for any website. Simple Comments will also block hackbots from taking over your blog, and ruining your reputation, or business.

Protecting blogs from spammers and hackers isn’t just about giving you less to worry about, or saving a ton of time everyday, it’s also about preventing spambots and hackbots from taking over your personal blog or business blog to ruin your credibility, reputation, and search engine optimization you’ve worked so hard for.

Protected Forms

Simple Comments currently protects the following forms:

  • WordPress Comment form (Spambot protection)
  • Gravity Forms (Spambot protection)
  • Contact Form 7 and above (Spambot protection)
  • WordPress login form (Hackbot protection)
  • WordPress user registration form (Hackbot protection)
  • WooCommerce Product Review form (Spambot protection)
  • WooCommerce Product Enquiry Form (Spambot protection)
  • WooCommerce 2.1 and above Login Form (Hackbot protection is only available from Simple Comments)
  • WooCommerce 2.1 and above Registration Form (Spambot protection is only available from Simple Comments)

Block Unwanted Commenters or Manual Spammers

Sometimes guests overstay their welcome, but refuse to leave. Commenters can be blocked using the Simple Comments block list.

Simple Comments IP Blocklist

Simple Comments IP Blocklist

Simple Comments Cleans Up Your Unwanted Comment Trash

Although Simple Comments won’t send any spam to your spam folder, unless you choose that option, but don’t worry about cleaning up, Simple Comments will do it for you.

Simple Comments Trash Cleanup

Simple Comments Trash Cleanup

Comment Backlinks

Spammers leave links in their comments that damage the search engine optimization of your blog. Those backlinks can cause your blog to lose page ranking and other metrics. Simple Comments provides the option to strip out the HTML from comments so those backlinks are transformed from a damaging link to plain text.

High Traffic Blogs

Simple Comments was designed to scale, so it can handle the largest spam and hack attacks thrown at it without even breaking a sweat. The plugin protects blogs getting over 35 million visitors per month, and more than tens of thousands of spam, and hack attempts, per day.

How Does Licensing Work?

Each license activation will activate updates, and the Simple Comments service, on each blog it is installed on. If you buy the 3 activation package, you get 1 license key to activate Simple Comments on 3 different blogs.

Simple Comments Affiliate Program

Simple Comments provides two opportunities:

  1. We have an affiliate program that allows web developers and web designers to receive a 30% commission on every sale of Simple Comments, if a customer uses their affiliate link to purchase Simple Comments on toddlahman.com. We only accept customers who have purchased Simple Comments into our affiliate program. After purchasing Simple Comments there will be a link to sign up as an affiliate in your My Account dashboard.
  2. We sell Simple Comments in multi-activation packages to make each individual copy relatively cheap, so they can be resold to clients if desired. We will only provide support to the account/license owner however.

Comments in Your Language

Simple Comments is fully localized to provide automatic translation into your language.

Installation and Upgrades

Once installed, Simple Comments can be updated automatically just like any other WordPress plugin from your WordPress dashboard.

If you have never installed a plugin from a zip file before, we will be happy to provide instructions, or to install the plugin for you. Your satisfaction, and opinion of our products and service, are important to us. If you want to get a head start, you can read our how to install a plugin post.

Simple Comments Automatic Update

Simple Comments Automatic Update

Requirements

  • WordPress 3.8 or later
  • Single site or Multisite WordPress installation
  • PHP version 5.6 or above, or PHP version 7.x

27 reviews for Simple Comments – WooCommerce and WordPress Form Protection

  1. mendability (verified owner)

    Just like it says. Once you install, no more spam comments and backlinks. The best $30 I ever spent on our web site and so simple. Just plug and play, as they say.

  2. Jeff (verified owner)

    Works perfectly. I would just like to add that Todd’s support is second to none; superb. He has helped me efficiently and timely over this and other projects after I added this Plugin. He really provides a top service, very impressed.

  3. Dale (verified owner)

    This is an absolutely amazing comment spam blocking plugin. It has simply and easily blocked all spam that my blog was receiving. I don’t know how it does it but it works really well and is extremely simple to setup and install.

    Also the support and service that I have received has been amazingly fast and really helpful.

    I highly recommend this plugin to everyone.
    Dale.

  4. Andrew (verified owner)

    I don’t know how all the spam is blocked, but it is. Like magic. I went from getting up to 20 email comment notifications a day (from spam) to getting none. Better than Akismet, in my opinion. I get a lot of traffic on my blogs so it really has helped with the bots. I’d recommend this to anyone with an active blog.

  5. Lauren (verified owner)

    Before Simple Comments I was receiving all kinds of bogus comments on my blog from all over the world. Since Simple Comments, not one has gotten through. It’s a small price to pay for piece of mind and integrity of content. Thanks!

  6. Kelly Cole (verified owner)

    I will take this chance to tell you how beautifully Simple Comments work. The spam comments went to zero, just as you said. The site does not get many real comments, but just a couple days ago, the ONLY comment to comment to come through to moderation since we installed Simple Comments, WAS a real comment, now approved and on the website.

    Gratefully,

    Kelly

  7. Jacqueline Gum (verified owner)

    I was at my wits end when I found Todd’s simple comments. My blog was getting hundreds of spam comments a day and I could see my ranking declining rapidly. I installed this very easily, and I’m no tech guru and when I had a question Todd’s support was lightning fast! The fee is more than reasonable given the performance of the plug-in and the support provided. All is well… and thanks Todd

  8. Bob Gough (verified owner)

    I’d used Todd’s Spam Free WordPress for a couple of years and was very impressed – some 14,000+ spam comments were blocked! I had no hesitation at all in upgrading to Simple Comments last September and I’ve not been disappointed.

    Further, I’ve implemented it on my wife’s business website, and have also implemented Todd’s WooCommerce there too.

    Summary: Brilliant products, good documentation and rapid support response on the (only one) clarification I needed. Highly recommended!

  9. Scott See (verified owner)

    I’ve been using Simple Comments on all my sites now. No Spam gets through. No spambot registrations. Nothing. Nada.

  10. klmsolutions (verified owner)

    I don’t know that I can say much more than what’s already been stated here. The plugin does what it says it does. Since installing on a couple of blogs, my comment spam has dropped to virtually nothing. I like to be able to use the default comment form and all that in WP, but nothing has quite cleaned up the problem of spam like this plugin. Highly recommended!

    One other thing. Support is personal, quick, and helpful in my experience. You can’t ask for more than that.

  11. mary (verified owner)

    this product is awesome – above and beyond what i expected.
    great – excellent – supreme! customer service.

  12. David B (verified owner)

    Checking my Journal this morning it shows “18,630 Spambots Blocked by Simple Comments” – I could not ask for a better service as it never ever lets anything through, Simple Comments is a stunningly good product.

  13. Terrance Tiessen (verified owner)

    I was being plagued by a growing barrage of spam, which I had to sift through because genuine comments were mixed in with them. I found Simple Comments, subscribed, and my life has been greatly simplified since then. This has saved me a great deal of time, and it is well worth the subscription price I paid for it.

    Thanks.

  14. Mark Peltier-Robson

    I must say, I used to LOVE the Spam Free WordPress plugin that Todd had previously provided. Even though I was disappointed that it was replaced with the premium Simple Comments plugin, I must honestly say this is a wonderful plugin that absolutely works!

    It’s a great deal at $29 per year.

    In less than 1 month it has already blocked over 12,000 spam comments, and over 1,500 hack attempts to register as a subscriber.

    I used to spend hours trying to stay on top of the spam problem. Then I woke up and decided my time was worth way more than $29 per year.

    Get this plugin – eliminate blog spam and hackbots.

    Thanks Todd.

  15. Heike Gittins (verified owner)

    Todd,

    I am extremely satisfied with the product as all spammers have disappeared before they even get to the spam folder.
    I am also very impressed with the speed and patience on sorting out some of my initial problems.
    I gladly recommend your product to anyone.
    Best regards
    Heike

  16. Karen (verified owner)

    Todd, I’ve had your service for about a month now and I am very satisfied. All hackers have been blocked successfully. Thank you. I now have peace of mind!! Karen

  17. DeCarlisle (verified owner)

    Hi Todd,
    It seemed to do the trick just as advertized along with deleting all unnecessary plugins the mayhem has stopped:-).

    Thanks,

  18. Scott See (verified owner)

    I just admit, it just plain old works. Sweet!

  19. Carl Peters (verified owner)

    The “Spam Free WordPress” program I had before had done a great job, filtering out sometimes a hundred spam comments daily. But a few comments, mostly from European sources, had begun to sneak in again recently. Since I installed “Simple Comments” my site has been free and clean of spam, period. It does its job in the background quietly, eliminating all spam comments, thanks to Todd Lahman and his crew.

  20. Sister John Mary CP (verified owner)

    I have been very pleased with Simple Comments. Also, Todd Lahman does an excellent job in responding to questions promptly and succinctly. Thanks and God bless!

  21. Chris (verified owner)

    Excellent software. Since I’ve installed it I haven’t had any spam issues.

  22. dpankros (verified owner)

    Was getting a few spam messages a day using “Spam Free WordPress” and I could tell the spam was slowly increasing. After switching to Simple Comments, I have not seen one spam message come through, but legitimate visitors are still posting. Great job.

  23. cek223 (verified owner)

    So far no spam so big thumbs up!

  24. Tammi (verified owner)

    Simple! and it works. That says it all.

  25. Enoch Sears (verified owner)

    Does what it says. Blocks comment spam. Saves me 10-15 minutes each day trashing comment spam. Good so far, thanks Todd.

  26. yourdigitaldave (verified owner)

    I had incorporated Todd’s free spam-blocking plugin on a few sites and was happy to pay the reasonable yearly fee (cheaper than Akismet) to continue to effectively eliminate spam from the sites that I manage.

    The setup was a piece of cake, and while the plugin has some good advanced options (if you require them), you’ll likely get rid of any spam issues with just the basic settings.

    Great tool and a big time-saver for site moderators!

  27. Lori

    I just purchased your plug-in. Very easy install, and in the first 5 minutes, it already blocked 3 spam. Thank you!!! Getting up to 100+ spam comments per day, and moderating them was insane. I have more to do with my time than deleting spam. Thank so much! This is a wonderful tool, and already made life easier. I will gladly renew again next year, and the small amount you charge is well spent. I recommend this Plug-in to everyone needing to block comment spam!

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Documentation

Simple Comments is a security plugin that blocks spambots from forms, and hackbots from forms.

How it Works

Simple Comments prevents spambots from sending form data directly to the wp-comments-post.php file, and it also secures the comment form of a theme from spam bots that use automated methods to fill out and submit the form. A similar approach is used to secure non-comment forms from hackbots. To understand how Simple Comments works from a technical perspective, the code from the plugin can better explain.

Comment Form Security Options

Comment Form Security There are many options that can be applied to the comment form, most of which are enabled by default to allow the plugin to work effectively after it is installed. Spambot protection for comment forms is on by default, and cannot be turned off.
  • Spambot Stats - Displays the number of blocked spambots on the comment form.
  • Remove Comment HTML - This strips out any HTML tags that are used in a comment. Spammers like to create links to web sites in comments. With this option on, links are jut text, not link, so a spam link won't hurt the Search Engine Optimization of your blog. Allowing HTML into comments was shown to be a security risk, which this option eliminates entirely.
  • Remove URL Field - Standard comment forms have a form field that allows a visitor to provide their web site address, which is the first form field spammers target to get a link to their desired web site. This hurts your SEO, and could lead your readers to visit a web site that damages their computer, and your reputation. With this option on, the web site address form field is removed from the comment form.
  • Remove Author Link - This option is similar to the URL Field above.
  • Close Pingbacks - Pingbacks, aka trackbacks, are 99.9% spam, and they hurt a blog's SEO. A pingback puts a link to another web site on your blog post, which provides nothing useful for your readers, and only clutters up your comment area, so this option is on by default.
  • Generate Comment Form - Some very old, or very broken themes, might need help providing a proper comment form. This option will generate a proper comment form, and a comment list, that replaces those provided by your theme.
  • Nonce Security - A nonce is a security method provided by your WordPress installation. It can provide additional security. On some hosting environments nonces can be broken, causing a nonce error to be displayed by Simple Comments. To fix this, turn this option off, or changes web hosts, whichever is easiest for you.
  • Store Spam - Simple Comments default behavior is to block spam from every reaching your spam folder. If you want to see what is being blocked you can turn this option on. Your blog will perform better with this option off.

Forms Security

Forms Security The Forms Security settings apply to non-comment forms. The forms Simple Comments protects will only appear on this list if they are available. For example, if Gravity Forms is not activated, it will not appear on the list.
  • WordPress Login Form - In 2013 there was a hackbot attack on WordPress blogs that left hundreds of thousands of WordPress installations infected. The methods used were brute force, and dictionary. The hackbot just kept trying different usernames and passwords until it got it. Simple Comments doesn't allow even one attempt to get through. With this option on you will have to manually type in your username and password. If your web browser automatically fills in this information, delete it, and fill it in manually. It's a small annoyance to stay protected from an infected WordPress installation.
  • Wordpress User Registration Form - Hackbots register bogus account when the "Anyone can Register" option is on under Settings > General > Membership. This allows a hackbot a foot-in-the-door of your security, allowing hackbots to do a lot, including to bypass Simple Comments. Comments left by logged in users are allowed as trusted by Simple Comments.
  • Gravity Forms - Any type of form can be targeted by a spambot, including the most common contact forms. Gravity Forms has honeypot protection as a built-in option, but often times that is not enough protection.
  • Contact Form 7 - Contact Form 7 relies on Akismet, which goes through splurges of missed spam that can be quite alarming. This can be remedied with Simple Comments.
  • WooCommerce 2.1 Login Form - Simple Comments is the only hackbot protection available for WooCommerce.
  • WooCommerce 2.1 Registration Form - Simple Comments is the only hackbot protection available for WooCommerce.
The WooCommerce Product Review form, that appears on product pages, is protected from spambots automatically. The WooCommerce Product Enquiry Form extension, is also protected automatically from spambots if it is activated.

Gravity Forms Security

Gravity Forms Security Fields To apply the Simple Comments security to a Gravity Forms form, edit the form, select Simple Comments, click on the Security Fields button, click Update Form, and you're done.

Contact Form 7 Security

Contact Form 7 Generate Tag To apply the Simple Comments security to Contact Form 7, edit the form. and elect Simple Comments Security from the Generate Tag pull down menu. Contact Form 7 Copy and Paste Tag Select the newly generated tag, and paste it into the form, then click the Save button, and you're done.

Junk Cleanup

Junk Cleanup Junk Cleanup can perform automated tasks to keep your blog neat and tidy.
  • Delete Spam - If you turn on the Store Spam option, the spam folder will be cleaned every hour.
  • Delete Trackbacks - If the Close Pingbacks option is on, this won't be needed, but everyone has different needs, so this option is here if you need it.
  • Delete Unapproved - Some business blogs don't monitor comments, but still get them, so this option can clean out those unapproved comments automatically.

Spam IP Address Blocklist

Spam IP Address Blocklist All comments have an IP address that can be used here to block it. Some spammers will go to the trouble of leaving a spam comment manually, but that is easily blocked with the IP address blocklist. The IP address blocklist applies to all forms protected by Simple Comments. For example, if a certain IP address keeps registering bogus accounts, that IP address can be blocked, which adds to the security already provided.

Comment Form Message

Comment Form Message This option can be used for text, HTML, and CSS, to style a message that will appear above the comment textarea. This option can also be used for ads.

Changelog

2019.09.19 - Version 1.5

  • Update: WC_AM_Client with version 2.7 to work with WooCommerce API Manager 2.2.0 and greater.
  • Tweak: Update security database table creation routine.
  •  Tweak: No longer delete transients on activation.
  •  Remove: Removed support for Affiliate WP, as required filters were never added to Affiliate WP as requested.
  •  Remove: Dead code.
  •  Format: Reformatted all code to current format style.

2019.1.19 - Version 1.4.1

  • Update WC_AM_Client with version 2.2 to work with WooCommerce API Manager 2.0 and greater.

2019.1.19 - Version 1.4

  • Removed deprecated encryption functions for PHP 7.2 and greater compatibility.
  • Fix: Replaced deprecated get_current_theme() with wp_get_theme().
  • Replaced WC_AM_Client class with version 2.1 to work with WooCommerce API Manager 2.0 and greater.
  • WordPress 3.8 and above required.
  • Compatible up to PHP 7.2.

2017.1.9 - Version 1.3.8.4

  • Fix: PHP Notice with Contact Form 7 version 4.6. "wpcf7_add_shortcode is deprecated since Contact Form 7 version 4.6! Use wpcf7_add_form_tag instead."

2015.9.4 - Version 1.3.8.3

  • Fix: WSOD on uninstall.

2015.6.23 - Version 1.3.8.2

  • Fix: Updated Contact Form 7 tag generator. CF7 4.2 and above now required due to major changes in CF7.

2015.6.7 - Version 1.3.8.1

  • Tweak: Abandon Block UI while securing login form in favor of inline login form messages.
  • Tweak: Eliminate autocomplete login detection until it can be evaluated in greater detail.
  • Tweak: Improved login experience.

2015.6.3 - Version 1.3.8

  • Tweak: Replace wp_remote_get with wp_safe_remote_get
  • Fix: Autocompleted login forms were not always automatically detected properly when securing the form.
  • Fix: Pasting a username into a login form is now detected when securing the form.

2015.5.28 - Version 1.3.7.9.2

  • Tweak: Use scheme, such as http or https for JavaScript file URL rather than using a relative URL, so CDNs can properly serve the JavaScript files.
  • Tweak: Wrap Gravity Forms form security error messages in div tag with class name gf-sc-sec-error-msg so it can be styled.
  • Tweak: Replace some backend .png icons with Dashicons.
  • Enhancement: Block UI and display a message for 3 seconds when securing login and registration forms to give slow servers time to handle AJAX tasks.

2015.4.21 - Version 1.3.7.9.1

  • Fix: Autocompleted username and password on WP login form are now detected properly. Manually typing in username no longer required. Test on iPhone and Android, as well as all web browsers.
  • Fix: Popup dialog added to remind users with blank username and password fields to type in their username.
  • Fix: Outgoing API Key and Software Update request URLs are now escaped to prevent possible XSS attack vector.

2014.6.14 - Version 1.3.7.9

  • A few server environments with PHP 5.3.x or older had the following errors.
  • Fix: Fatal error: Can't use method return value in write context, on plugin activation.
  • Fix: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class, on plugin uninstall.

2014.6.14 - Version 1.3.7.8

  • Waiting: Added support for AffiliateWP to protect the registration and login forms from hackbots and spambots. Still waiting for the code and hooks to be added to AffiliateWP.
  • Feature: API License Key is now encrypted in the database, so unauthorized clients, and unauthorized staff, cannot view the API key, or use it on unauthorized blogs.
  • Fix: Automatically deactivate Spam Free Wordpress if active, rather than display a warning.
  • Fix: NextGEN Gallery incorrectly loads a persist.js on the Wordpress login and registration pages breaking Simple Comments. Simple Comments now loads earlier to eliminate this issue.
  • Refactor: Improved AJAX responses.
  • Refactor: Improved AJAX, JavaScript, and CSS now load relative to the scheme.
  • Refactor: Load shared classes as singular on-demand instances.
  • Tweak: Check if WP_HTTP_BLOCK_EXTERNAL is defined and set to true.

2014.4.30 - Version 1.3.7.7

  • * Feature: Added ability to make 30% off the sale of Simple Comments using an affiliate ID.

2014.4.3 - Version 1.3.7.6

  • Feature: Disable WordPress XML-RPC completely, to prevent DDOS attacks against any XML-RPC service. Disabling XML-RPC can break some plugins.

2014.3.14 - Version 1.3.7.5

  • Feature: Disable XML-RPC pingback service, when Close Pingbacks option is selected, to prevent DDOS attacks against the pingback service.

2014.1.24 - Version 1.3.7.4

  • Tweak: Security class instantiates only once now.
  • Tweak: Added more capability to provide security for comment forms even when the theme is broken.
  • Tweak: Moved bl_keys array element from simple_comments array to its own sc_bl_keys option database entry.

2014.1.7 - Version 1.3.7.3

  • Tweak: Changed when jQuery scripts are ready.

2013.12.31 - Version 1.3.7.2

  • Fix: Removed the update timer as it caused the plugin to disable itself under certain conditions.

2013.12.30 - Version 1.3.7.1

  • Feature: WordPress does not always display a notice for software updates when they become available, so an update timer was added to ensure timely notice of software updates.
  • Feature: Added hackbot protection for WooCommerce 2.1 and above login forms.

2013.12.18 - Version 1.3.6

  • Fix: Contact Form 7 security shortcode hook was calling function too early, causing it to display the shortcode tag on the page, when it should not be visible.
  • Fix: Deactivation message now displays a single message.
  • Fix: Fixed some text localization.
  • Fix: Improved Nonce behavior for some rare edge cases.
  • Fix: Tightened security in the plugin code.
  • Tweak: Classes can now only be instantiated once. Saves memory, and prevents the need to use globals.

2013.9.26 - Version 1.3.5

  • Added new Subscription error message sent from the WooCommerce API Manager

2013.9.22 - Version 1.3.4

  • License Key class now using new WooCommerce API Manager for API license keys.

2013.8.29 - Version 1.3.3

  • Fixed: A function was not being called correctly in the uninstall routine.

2013.8.25 - Version 1.3.2

  • Added instructions to WordPress login form, and WordPress User Registration form, to physically type into the form fields for human detection security.
  • Enhanced JavaScript to remove autofilled form field information to allow for human detection security on Wordpress login form and WordPress User Registration form.

2013.8.25 - Version 1.3.1

  • WordPress login form, and WooCommerce registration form, security is disabled if WooCommerce is active. This is due to an authentication problem related to a lack of hooks for Simple Comments on the WooCommerce login form.
  • Bypass security checks for Gravity Forms and Contact Form 7 if user is logged in.

2013.8.23 - Version 1.3

  • New feature: Added option to save comment spam to spam folder for manual review.
  • New feature: Added spam blocking support for Gravity Forms.
  • New feature: Added spam blocking support for Contact Form 7.
  • Added support for the Jetpack Contact form, and the WooCommerce login, but cannot implement until hooks are availble to turn these features on.
  • New feature: Added hackbot security for the WordPress login form.
  • New feature: Added hackbot security for the WordPress user registration form.
  • Tweak: Added support for the Twenty Thirteen theme.
  • Code refactoring completed. Plugin is now 100% Object Oriented.
  • Setup new classes to load on-demand to only consume memory when needed.

2013.7.30 - Version 1.2.6

  • Multisite compatibility added.
  • New feature: Added spam blocking support for WooCommerce Product Enquiry Form extension.
  • Fixed: Sometimes install information was missing, causing invalid license error.
  • Updated language files.
  • Code refactoring to move towards all Object Oriented.

Version 1.2.5

  • Removed legacy function call. Obsolete.

Version 1.2.4

  • Removed old legacy password fields. Obsolete.

Version 1.2.3

  • Fixed: Broken plugins or themes throwing jQuery or JavaScript errors would break jQuery event listener.
  • Fixed: PHP errors would break jQuery event listener when WordPress in debug mode.

Version 1.2.2

  • Moved cron events into their own class.

Version 1.2.1

  • Minor fixes.

Version 1.2

  • Fixed: each comment is now authenticated, rather than allowing all comments from one commenter in 20 minutes time frame.
  • Support added for WooCommerce product review comment form.

Version 1.1

  • Updated troubleshooting URL