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CTRL+CLICK CAST: Fighting CMS Spam with Greg Aker

Spam. Whether it is in your comments, your forums or even your member profiles, it is, at best, annoying. At worst, spam is dangerous for your site and even your server. For the latest CTRL+CLICK CAST, Greg Aker shares his experiences fighting the spam scourge in a CMS environment.

​Greg explains how content management system can introduce more challenges to the fight and offers recommendations for dealing with those, including proper configuration, keeping the system up-to-date and carefully choosing add-ons. Greg also shares prevention solutions, including services like Akismet and custom-built approaches. Plus: the add-ons we use in ExpressionEngine and other EE-specific tools. Tune in now!

​Thanks to EllisLab for sponsoring this episode!

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 by CTRL+CLICK CAST