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Wordpress 2.5 is out, and we're ready!

Posted: 30 Mar 2008 07:40 AM | Defensio, the blog | no comments

After some delays, our friends at Automattic have finally released version 2.5 of their flagship product, Wordpress . We've been watching their progress closely and making a few tweaks along the way. Today, I'm happy to announce that the latest version of the Defensio plugin works just fine with WP 2.5! So upgrade without fear, we'll still be there. Happy blogging!


Welcome Textpattern users!

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:51 PM | Defensio, the blog | no comments

If you're blogging on Textpattern , rejoice! Walker Hamilton , a long time Defensio user, has recently released a plugin for your platform! Here's the link . We're quite excited to bring the Defensio goodness to yet another platform. Big thanks to Walker for making this possible.


Seth Godin invented Defensio! (not really)

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 10:17 AM | Defensio, the blog | no comments

Marketing guru and best selling author Seth Godin recently blogged about his distaste for the alphabet . Well, not so much that he doesn't like the alphabet per se, but that alphabetical order is rarely the right way to order things in a digital world. He even brings up the example of the spambox, which he suggests should be -- wait for it -- ordered by "least likely to be spam to most likely"! Umm, yeah - we call it spaminess, and it's been baked right into Defensio's spam-filtering DNA since day one. We strongly believe that sorting by "spaminess" is the right way to avoid missing out on important comments that might rarely wrongly find their way into your spambox. Seth apparently agrees. I know, I know. Some of you may accuse us of stealing Seth's idea, traveling to the past in a time machine, creating Defensio, and then returning to the present, in order to smugly pat our genius-selves on the back... and you may very well be right. We don't divulge any spam-thwarting secrets


WordPress 2.5 support coming soon

Posted: 10 Mar 2008 12:25 PM | Defensio, the blog | no comments

As some of you might know, our friends at Automattic are planning to release version 2.5 of WordPress today. We've been getting a lot of emails about compatibility with the Defensio plugin. At this moment, our plugin is not yet 100% compatible with WP 2.5. We have already started making the needed adjustments and we expect to release an update in the next few days. It might be wise to wait a couple of days before upgrading to 2.5. We'll keep you posted here.


Rocking at South by Southwest!

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 12:57 PM | Defensio, the blog | no comments

I'm currently at South by Southwest in Austin, TX and so far, I'm having a blast! I'll be presenting this coming Monday 10am and of course, I'm inviting you to attend! The panel is called Building Developer-Friendly Web Service APIs . I'll be speaking alongside with Leah Culver ( Pownce ), Avi Bryant ( DabbleDB ), Ari Steinberg ( Facebook ) and Ben Vinegar ( FreshBooks ). Amazing people so I think it should be pretty interesting. I'm also trying to meet as many of our users as possible so please get in touch by email (carl at karabunga dot com). I'd love to meet you! Enough for now, I have some talks to attend. See you soon!


Defensio & Mephisto: a marriage made in heaven

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 02:36 PM | Defensio, the blog | no comments

If you're on Mephisto , you'll be happy to know that François Beausoleil just integrated support for Defensio directly into Mephisto... No more plugin to install! While it has not been merged to the official Mephisto repository yet, François invites Rick Olson (author of Mephisto) to do so. If you can't wait (and I know you can't!), you can just pull from François' Git repository. You'll find the instructions and explanations here . Thanks for the support, François!

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