Project Honey Pot WordPress Plugin

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This plugin automatically scatters invisible links to Project Honey Pot spam traps throughout your wordpress blog to help catch and stop spammers.
Project Honey Pot Target
Project Honey Pot is the first and only distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from your website. Using the Project Honey Pot system you can install addresses that are custom-tagged to the time and IP address of a visitor to your site. If one of these addresses begins receiving email, Project Honey Pot not only can tell that the messages are spam, but also the exact moment when the address was harvested and the IP address that gathered it.

Install this plugin to help contribute to the project and catch spammers by hiding links to honey pots (spam traps) in your blog. The links are never visible to human visitors, but the spambots and crawlers follow them straight into the traps.

Note: this plugin will not directly prevent spam on your site, but will help prevent spam for everyone by helping to catch the spammers.

If you also want to use the Project Honey Pot API to detect and block spammers from your site, try the http:BL plugin.

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  • Outputs randomly generated invisible links to honey pots in order to catch spambots
  • Specify a locally installed honey pot, a quick link to someone else's honey pot, or both
  • Check if the current visitor is listed in Project Honey Pot's HTTP:BlackList
  • Output links to all visitors or just those listed in the HTTP:BL
  • Fully customize each location in which links are inserted

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Options Page
Project Honey Pot Options Page Screenshot

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Check out the source of this page! (or any page on my site for that matter)

You'll see several links to (my honey pot) that you don't see on the rendered page! Crawlers and harvesters don't know these links aren't visible and follow them straight into a trap.

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The current version of this plugin is 1.0.1

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This plugin is released under the GPLv3 license and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law.  I make no guarantee this plugin will work for you.

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2011-03-24 - 1.0.1:

  • Fixed upgrade bug that caused saved settings to be overwritten.
  • Fixed incorrect link on settings page.
  • Gave images and links that weren't explicitly hidden margin and padding of 0.
  • Gave this plugin's hooks last priority, which should hopefully ensure they are the last hooks to process content.

2009-09-11 - 1.0.0:

  • Initial release

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Download the latest version from the WordPress plugin page

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Installation Instructions

  1. Install a honey pot on your site or get a quick link
  2. Unzip the files from the download file
  3. Upload the entire `project-honey-pot` folder to your `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  5. Go to the Project Honey Pot options page and enter at least one honey pot URL
  6. Enjoy knowing that you are helping to make the world a better place

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Frequently Asked Questions

None yet.

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Please post any problems, comments, or suggestions on this page or contact me if you have an urgent problem.

If this plugin is useful to you, please consider donating to support further development:

…or maybe even buy me something from my wishlist:
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