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Greg’s Comment Length Limiter Plugin Updated with Anti-Spam Options

Our WordPress plugin for limiting the length of comments left on blog entries now includes options for how to handle long comments that get through the JavaScript limit.

NOTE: This article was originally published on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog and was later moved here to

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This plugin now has a newer version! For information on the version 1.2 release, please see the update announcement here: “WordPress Comment Length Limiter Plugin Updated”.

This new release comes with a big thank you to all the folks who have sent along feedback on the initial version — I really appreciate it!

Here’s what’s new in version 1.1 and 1.1.1:

Anti-Spam Measures for Oversized Comments
Since the basic comment length limit functions rely on JavaScript, that means users — or spambots — running without JavaScript enabled will still be able to enter comments over the length limit. You can now choose whether to mark those comments for moderation, mark them as spam, forcibly truncate them, or just pass them through without modification. As of version 1.1.1, we also prevent the Spam Karma 2 plugin from reversing our decision to moderate or mark as spam.

For more background on the plugin, please see the original release plugin page here: “Introducing Greg’s Comment Length Limiter Plugin for WordPress”.

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