After a busy and (mostly) fun Friday / Saturday, I woke up to see about 50 pending comments on my blog. Briefly wondering if I had posted about my adventures and become some hot new cool bed of awesomeness on the internet, I saw that it was just spam comments on the blog. damn. (Disappointed ARRRRRRR)
I didn’t have to search far for help, though. Actually, I didn’t have to search at all. I didn’t even have to get out of bed, or even put pants on. You all wanted to know that, right? Oh.. Sorry… Moving on… Right there in the plugins section is Akismet, which I had heretofore ignored. Lo and Behold, it is a comments spam filter without the dreaded captcha crap. Installed, spam comments moderated & deleted, back to life as normal.
So obviously I still have a lot to learn about WordPress. So far, I’m very impressed with the ability to customize. I’ve re-themed the site, and am figuring out how to add some cool additional features. My twitter account now shows on the sidebar, along with links to some friends. They’re in alphabetical order (sorry Yancy) until I learn how to sort things. I could do a simple HTML table, I guess….
I’m finding more uses for the iPad, as well. I’m underwhelmed with the WordPress app, unfortunately. It seems rather buggy; more like a beta product. Here I am complaining about free stuff again. It will work wonderfully for short posts, or to put up some pictures. I got my first little itty bitty scratch on the screen (no crying… yet). I really need to get the thing in a protective case. I ordered one from Apple today, and it should be here before the end of the week. Until then, I might have to leave my precious at home. (you heard “precious” in Gollum’s voice, right?)