It’s been a few days before I published something so I take the opportunity to do so.
My website, donmhi.co, was setup a week ago and I already had published some posts and my first free plugin, DM Instagram. Since then, the site is getting new registrations. But the problem is while i’m checking the new users, I noticed that they are probably just “bots” and “spams”.
By default, wordpress, doesn’t include any email confirmation on registrations. Visitors can register to a wordpress site and the password is sent to their email. The problem is, upon registration, wordpress already “created” the account. New columns are already added to the database which is actually a waste of web space if the new registrant is not “real”. So to solve this common spam issue, I created DM Confirm Email.
DM Confirm Email is a plugin that requires email confirmation before an account is actually created. The plugin integrates seamlessly to how wordpress registration works. So the registration is actually the same as how it should be except that, upon registration. An email is sent to the new user which contains a “confirmation link” and the user should go to that link before his / her account is created by wordpress. With this, waste of web space is prevented.
Of course, everything on the plugin can be customized through it’s plugin’s settings page. The email confirmation message can be changed, and the admin can set the “grace period” before the confirmation link expires.
The plugin is simple, yet powerful against simple spams. I recommend to other wordpress admins to install the plugin to protect their websites from fake users.
P.S. – I am looking to make the plugin compatible with the old versions of wordpress. Also if you have any ideas or suggestions, let me know so I can try to add it on the next versions of DM Confirm Email.
Hey there, hope everyone had a great weekend. I had so many things to talk about how great my weekend is so maybe i’ll start on when I submitted my very first “own” plugin on the wordpress.org directory.
If you read my very first post , then you already know how and why I started my website. And you already heard of my first plugin, DM Instagram. Well great news, it’s already been approved and already listed on the wordpress.org plugins directory. You can now download and use the plugin on your wordpress sites. For more info, questions and inquiries about DM Instagram, please comment on the page I created dedicated for the plugin.
Next thing I wanted to share is our visit to “Graces – Home for the Aged”, formerly known as “Golden Acres”. We went there to sing for them, dance for them, share them the Gospel, and lastly share a meal with them. While the saying, old people never goes out of stories, is true, I believe that it’s just because of they have so many experiences that they can share. I’m happy with the little time I spent with them. In the end, they are thankful and blessed us.
The last great news I will share for this post is about the new plugin i started during the weekends, I called it DM Email Confirm. I will leave the plugin description as a spoiler for now. I will create a page for the new plugin when it’s ready.
So that’s about everything for now. Stay happy and have a great Monday =)
So at last i managed to have the time to create my own personal website. I’m Michael Joseph Panaga and my alias is donMhico. I’m a programmer, gamer and a musician.
Not because I just created my own personal website means that i just started. NO! I’m not really new to the internet, the fact is I’ve been programming, building websites, fixing websites, creating themes, plugins and etc. It’s just that i’m so busy working on other peoples’ or business’ websites that I can’t find the time to create my own.
Well guess what, i’ve managed to make donmhi.co up and running. And the very motivation I created this website is because it’s the same time i will share my very first “own” plugin. Please notice the emphasis on “own” because this is not the very first plugin I created. I’ve created, modified and worked with so many plugins before, both free and paid. But since the start, i always wanted to create my own plugins / scripts.
Just to give you a short description of my first plugin. I called it, DM Instagram. DM Instagram is a wordpress plugin that connects wordpress sites with the admin’s instagram account. The plugin allows the admin to immediately display and share his / her uploaded photos on instagram. The plugin is fairly simple, just like i want it to be simple and working, but it does offer some cool customization. Just check it out here to learn more.
Anyway, this site will, of course, contain things about me. I will post here about the things I learned, games I played, and scripts I’ve made. But i will be sure to share knowledge by creating good tutorials, game reviews maybe, and of course free scripts.
Be sure to come by every now and then. =)