A couple quick things that I’ve changed about the website:
And the things I’m working on improving:
So there’s lots to do, and I’m using this time off to try and figure as much of it out as possible. As always, if you can help in any way, I’d really appreciate it, so get in touch!
UPDATE: I have actually gotten my Akismet API key, so hopefully that has fixed problem number 3
— I haven’t struck through the text (which seems par for the course on most blogs when things like this happen) because I want to see it work before I do that. (Yup, Akismet works)
Btw to avoid spam, change your heading or change the trackbacks on your list, if you need to add more security you can change the landing address to a different one, Ill dig a little deeper to check if i can provide a better solution to the spam, However for now, if you are using the wordpress engine (which i suspect you are :P ) you can enable the moderate comments / require approval checkbox in the comments settings section. Hope that helps. Regards, Avinash
Hey Avinash, Yeah, I have turned on 'require approval' for my comments, but I'm a little frustrated that I have to go through a bunch of these and filter them myself for spam -- I kind of want a situation like a Junk Mail box where an automated filter sorts out spam comments and whatnot. Akismet seems like a good engine for this, so I'm probably going to end up going for that. In any event, I think a simple 'captcha' plugin should do the trick as well, so I'm going to be investigating that. And in terms of watermarking, I've seen that Lightroom can do it, and the process seems quite simple. I just need to get my butt in gear and actually do it. I suppose some combination of watermarking and right-click disabling will have to do. Let me see. Either way, if you happen to chance across some interesting links on this, forward them to me. No worries if not. Prashant
Hey Prashant, Watermarking your images is easy. All you need is adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. I can provide more info on how to do this via email. So do hit me up there if you need help :) But yes photographs can be stolen using print screen, yes water marked images can also be stolen but require a lot of work depending on how good and complicated the water mark is. Layered water marks are also helpful if you are using layers in lightroom or any other software to composit your final image. Regards, Avi