Donncha O Caoimh, WordPress Plugin developer and Automattic employee, updated his blog with fresh updates on his WordPress Plugins WP Super Cache, Domain Mapping, Sitewide Tags and Cookies for Comments.
Caoimh and Ron Rennick have updated Domain Mapping, the WordPress Multisite Plugin that allows for domains to be mapped to individual blogs on a network. In the most recent version, as Caoimh describes:
[The] new version … [includes] a new feature that allows you to ignore the “primary domain” on your blogs. It has the potential for duplicate content if a blog can be found at multiple domains but some people need this feature. With careful organisation of content this can be avoided.
WP Super Cache has been updated as well, with better preloading and more reliable homepage caching. Both Sitewide Tags and WP Super Cache will notify users through the Dashboard when the new versions are available.
Finally, Cookies for Comments has been updated by Caoimh as well. Cookies for Comments “sets a cookie on a random URL that is then checked when a comment is posted; if the cookie is missing the comment is marked as spam.” The new update, as described by Caoimh:
I added code that keeps an eye on how long a visitor reads a post before they post a comment. If the comment is made faster than a certain time the comment is automatically caught. I’ve used it over the weekend here and elsewhere and it’s catching a good number of “real looking” but spammy comments!
If you’ve read this far, you no doubt see how much Caoimh and Rennick contribute to WordPress via their Plugins. Consider checking out Caoimh’s Amazon Wishlist and donating a few dollars to the Rennicks.