Blogging

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Ass-Kissing Blog Comment Spam

Dec 28 09

Recently, I have been receiving a large amount of a different kind of comment spam on my WordPress blog.

In an effort to get around the Akismet spam protection, they have created several variations of the same kind of poor English, brown nosing comments… that effectively mean nothing.

The whole point of them, is to allow their URL to be posted in the “Website” field of the comment.

I recently had one on this post, to which I approved the comment, and later realised it was actually spam – so simply edited the comment, removed the URL, and left a reply underneath.

Here are the kind of comments (complete with spelling errors and bad English)

I’ll edit this post when I come across some more…

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Using JoeBlogs -metaWeblog API Wrapper

Jul 7 09

Step 1

Download the latest release of JoeBlogs from Codeplex
(Click the Downloads tab, and select the latest download)

Step 2

Unzip the contents of the downloaded zip file.
(I usually copy DLLs I am going to use into a “lib” folder at the root of my solution)

Step 3


Add a reference to BOTH CookComputing.XmlRpcV2.dll AND JoeBlogs.dll

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Include AlexJamesBrown.JoeBlogs in your class, with using / Imports:

C#

VB

Step 4:

Instantiate a new Wrapper object.

So far, the available wrappers are:

MetaWeblogWrapper

WordPressWrapper

C#

VB

Please note –

The above example has the Url, Username and Password strings omitted. Simply replace them with the relevant information.

Step 5

You can now take full advantage of all the methods on your instantiated wrapper.

C#

C# WordPress Wrapper

May 22 09

Ok, I’ve barely finished this as a stable release, but I thought I’d post this up any way….

A little open source project I’m working on – Joe Blogs.

In a nutshell, it allows easy communication to your WordPress (or other blog) via an xml-rpc interface.

Big thanks to the work by Charles Cook at http://www.xml-rpc.net/

Joe Blogs is currently hosted on CodePlex – http://joeblogs.codeplex.com/

I’ll be posting more info, tutorials, documentation etc… in the coming days and weeks.

Update

See here for usage instructions:
http://www.alexjamesbrown.com/geek/using-joeblogs/