I have just received and email from Andy Bailey, the developer of one of my favorite plugins, commentluv. Andy never stops. He seems to live and breathe commentluv plugin and constantly improves it with the users in mind. This time he is enhancing it with Ablink.
Many bloggers have been moving from the native WordPress blog comments to third party commenting platforms. The changeover has a lot to do with preventing spammers infiltrating your comments. If you read my recent post, you’ll know that I am not in favor of these applications for reasons I explained in the article.
Although commenluv already protects your comments from spam, clever spammers will always find their way to infiltrate your blog. The new improvement will help us easily stop the spammers in their tracks to never be able pollute our comments with their nonsense. This enhancement will allow you even to blacklist the URLs of spammer, it will allow you to strip the links of lean comments (in case you decide to keep them on your site) and it will also allow you to further improve moderation.
This new development is going to be released for beta testing shortly, so new information will be forthcoming. At this time, Andy released two videos on the subject, one just an introduction and the second one a more comprehensive tour. The videos should really whet your appetites.
Commentluv Ablink Introduction Video
Ablink Tool For Commentluv Premium Plugin – Detailed Tour
If you have commentluv plugin on your site already you must be pretty excited. If you don’t, perhaps it is time to think about it and check it out. As far as I am concerned, the Ablink component is going to make this great plugin superb. As always, I’d love to hear what you think.