Apr 112015


  1. NMM819:  now create this post via copy (latest) to new draft then edit to fit
  2. NMM84A:  title
    1. NMM84L:  http://1.JotHere.com catchpa system: creating it
  3. NMM87F:  formerly
    1. NMM87T: https://wordpress.org/plugins/are-you-a-human/ selected & installed but not activated as I recall it requires registration {which would take a little time}
    2.  NMM9ZG:  a real ongoing problem: as seems typical, since 2015.04.01 (9.5 days) got 62+61+61+54 site registrations, or 25/day, and I guestimate 99% are spam.
    3. NMNVVS:  huge spam user qty: now have “Subscriber (29,473)”  and seemingly >99% spam! (full stats “All (29,516) | Administrator (1) | Editor (5) | Author (19) | Contributor (18) | Subscriber (29,473)”)
  4. NMMC7I:  now what is best solution given time
    1. NMNVKM:  noting results here in outline (fully replaced by next)
      1. NMMCA0:  https://wordpress.org/plugins/are-you-a-human/ looks good, 4.5 of 5, a bit unupdated  “Compatible up to: 3.7.1<br/>Last Updated: 2014-8-21”
      2. NMMCDG:  https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/captcha lists many and unfortunately not auto-sortable esp by rating nor specific to the job
        1. NMMCDT:  ones which claim “No CAPTCHA’s, challenge questions or other inconvenience to site visitors – it works silently in the background”
          1. NMMCNB:  https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-spamshield/  4.7of5 with “Active Installs: 70,000+”
            1. NMMCQ5:  notable:  “ZERO False Positives<br/>.. If a comment/contact form/registration gets blocked as spam, the user is given instant feedback and has a chance to correct their comment/contact form/registration and try again. ”
      3. NMNVM9:  after previous, it being slow & messy to note, replace this by & use use table
    2. NMMDGC: table: use table “NMMDBV: WordPress anti-spam plugins
  5. NMNWFO:  first clear out huge spam user qty
    1. NMNWHE:  as, for doing:
      1. NMNWIF:  big pro: aesthetically upsetting at least to admin
      2. NMNWJ2:  con: a huge amount of deletions (risky) when not clearly hurting resources
    2. NMO1NA:  study all options of table: 3: “NMMIDL[Wangguard] NMMLPP[remover] NMMLID[zombie]”
    3. NMO1TC:  start with best most-safe: NMMLPP[remover]
      1. NMO26I:    do http://1.jothere.com/wp-admin/update.php?action=install-plugin&plugin=user-spam-remover&_wpnonce=c49a55344e giving quote:Downloading install package from https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/user-spam-remover.zip…Unpacking the package…Installing the plugin…

        Successfully installed the plugin User Spam Remover

        Activate Plugin

        1. NMO2BC:  click “Activate” and get http://1.jothere.com/wp-admin/plugins.php?error=true&plugin=user-spam-remover%2Fuser-spam-remover.php&_error_nonce=07b858e25b with core alert quote:

          Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

          Fatal error: Uncaught exception ‘UserSpamRemoverException’ with message ‘Your WordPress installation is not configured to use the PHP mysqli extension to connect to MySQL.This is required by the plugin. Please refer to the documentation for more information.’ in /home/../../wp-content/plugins/user-spam-remover/user-spam-remover.php:795 Stack trace:
          #0 /home/../../wp-content/plugins/user-spam-remover/user-spam-remover.php(144): UserSpamRemover->checkMySQL()
          #1 [internal function]: UserSpamRemover::activate(”)
          #2 /home/../../wp-includes/plugin.php(496): call_user_func_array(Array, Array) #3 /home/../../wp-admin/plugins.php(155): do_action(‘activate_user-s…’)
          #4 {main} thrown in/home/../../wp-content/plugins/user-spam-remover/user-spam-remover.php on line 795
    4. NMO3CK:  make an offsite backup of 1.JotHere.com (for extra safety)
      1. NMO3DC:  plan: in Windows Cygwin, run rsync copying sources to an Insync (Google Drive) folder
        1. NMO3FJ:  relevant doc http://www.trueblade.com/knowledge/using-rsync-and-cygwin-to-sync-files-from-a-linux-server-to-a-windows-notebook-pc
        2. NMO3GK:  additional details stored in sheet starting at NMO3AO
  6. TBA: publish 2 now pst2015.04.10Fri0940pst~