CommentLuv & Antispam Bee working together

I have recently added the CommentLuv plugin to my site as reported here. I looked for a good antispam plugin as a companion, as the free ‘DoFollow‘ backlinks that CommentLuv enables are sure to attract spammers. I found Antispam Bee and was quite satisfied with its functionality. I had to discover though, that these plugins don’t work side by side straight out of the box.

When I posted a guide on how to change some javascript file inside of the CommentLuv plugin, the plugin’s author – Andrew Bailey – immediately posted a comment pointing me in the right direction; it is indeed possible to get these two plugins to work together without changing any source code. So I now show you exactly how to do this, should you encounter the same problem. [Read more…]

CommentLuv & Antispam Bee incompatibility

UPDATE: The author of the plugin has provided a way to make both plugins work together without changing the code (see the comments below). So you may just ignore my rambling below and go directly to my follow-up post that explains the exact procedure to make these plugins work together.

CommentLuv Editor ScreenshotWhen I installed the CommentLuv plugin on my blog, I wanted to make sure I can handle the additional comment spam that this would certainly cause. So I set out to find a good antispam plugin and managed to find it in the free AntiSpam Bee (I won’t go much into detail as to why I don’t use Akismet, suffice it to say that it is not free and it is controversial in many ways).

I soon had to discover though, that AntiSpam Bee is conflicting with the CommentLuv plugin. After a bit of tinkering, I found out why this is the case and can now show you a quick hack to get both of these to work together. [Read more…]

I Luv your Comments!

Comments & Backlinks ConceptI recently commented on a post at BuzzBlogger.com and came in contact with the plugin CommentLuv. I had read about it before, but this was the first time that I actually used it as a commenter. The experience was pretty good, that’s why I now have integrated both CommentLuv and KeywordLuv on my blog.

If you don’t already know what CommentLuv is, read on to find out what makes this particular plugin a welcome addition to blogs that could do with a little more promotion! [Read more…]

What has been done so far?

Checklist ItemAs you can read this post, you might already have guessed that my WordPress server is up and running. What follows is a list of all the little steps I have taken so far to set up what is to become the hub of all of my internet business efforts.
Well, so far, so good…

Up until now I have mainly focused on getting the technical aspects of the site going. This is my first WordPress blog, and I must admit, there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye: SEO, page loading speed, browser compatibility, …
So, read on to let me give you a short overview of the many small things I did to get the site to the current state!