Here’s a small plugin that does a small but useful task. It reports where the people who comment on your blog come from. It then adds a line to the end of your comment notification or moderation emails with that information.
Install by renaming the file to .php and placing in your plugins folder and activating it on your WordPress plugins page.
Update! Here’s the plugin page for this plugin.
60 thoughts on “Comment Referrers 0.1”
What shows up if the visitor comes from a bookmark, like I did?
Jack – you’ll just have to install it, but I doubt you will because I think you’re a spammer 🙂
Thanks a lot! This is just what I need! 😉
I notice that referrers aren’t always included – would this only happen if they access the post directly, from a bookmark, or are there other situations I should consider?
I meant to ask, is the plugin not supposed to link to its page over at the official WP repository?
Also, in case you’ve not seen it, there is a support query over at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/160621
Chris – referrers aren’t shown when there isn’t one. Lately I’ve noticed an increase in spam comments with a referrer and noticed a pattern in my logs from the IPs of those commenters.
The spammers have a new tool, it’s probably desktop based and probably launches a browser with the post in question. Those comments don’t have referrers.
I didn’t have a specific page ready for the plugin when I created it, so I do need to point it at the right one now. Doesn’t have to be the wporg plugin page though. Thanks for noticing!
i dont think this is going to stop spammers. We have to find a more reliable solution.
HAHAHA, oh yes it will. You came from a Google search for “spam karma 2” “Name” “Email” “Leave a Reply” so I removed your email address (so you can’t leave further comments without moderation) and your url too. Bye bye spammer!
I don’t really understand much about this stuff but here goes. Thanks Donncha.