October 9, 2004

Funky Dung reminded me over on the RookSoft Forums that I had promised to make available a new version of Cee which supports categorization of fortune cookies. Now while categorization does nothin in the Cee app itself, the reason for introducing categories was so that people could display more than one cookie in Blog – yes, there are people out there who like the fortune cookie feature so much that they want to use it more than once on the same blog :p I had suggested that I could add a new attribute to the blog cookie tag so that you could specify which category to use for each cookie instance and this is where the categorization feature in Cee came in. I had forgotten to implement this and since Funky Dung reminded me and since there still seems to be no new release of HTMLEdit available so that I could get the next release of Blog out the door, I decided to work on Cee instead. So, yesterday I started on the categorization feature and it is more or less done. There are a few UI matters to be resolved so that all categories would display on the UI correctly but once that gets done, I guess I can release Cee 2.1 🙂

However, I haven’t integrated the new change into Blog. So that would mean that I’d then have to go back to Blog and implement a category attribute for the cookie tag. Hopefully, I should be able to get that done in a day or less but as always, you can never be sure how things turn out till they are actually done …

Posted by Fahim at 9:13 am  |  No Comments

Spam free at last!

WPBlacklist 2.5 works like a charm, even if I do say so myself :p For the last couple of days, it has been catching and deleting all spam comments posted to my site without me having to lift a finger 🙂 I get e-mail notifications of comments deleted and what entry in the blacklist triggered the deletion and this lets me refine my blacklist even further by adding any missing stuff (like the author IP or e-mail) to my blacklist so that if the spammer tries again with a different set of URLs or something, he’d still get tagged by WPBlacklist. Yes, as you can see, I’m really pleased with my own work :p Now, all I can think of to add to WPBlacklist is a feature which would automatically harvest details such as author IP, e-mail, URL etc. from automatically deleted entries and add them to the blacklist so that I don’t have to even worry about doing that bit manually based on the e-mails that I receive. That’s not a top priority at the moment though since so far WPBlacklist 2.5 has been 100% effective in combating all comment spam posted to my site …

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Posted by Fahim at 9:05 am  |  1 Comment