How to Stop Spammers on a WordPress Blog

In recent weeks, unwanted users have been flooding this blog.

I stop the spam with Spam Karma 2. It almost never fails. Still, the users register and clutter my user database.

So today, I turned off the feature that says “Anyone can register.” If I am not mistaken, anyone can still comment, but if you wish to register, let me know and I will add you manually.

This change will have no effect on registered users.


The Stark Cold of Winter

So today my wife saw a cardinal outside.

I’ve been looking for a new header for the church site, so I ran for the camera and took a picture. It’s on the header of this blog for now because it’s just not good enough for the church site. 🙂

My wife said that the cardinal should be in the front, but it’s hard to get birds to cooperate when you’re standing on the front porch in your socks. So for her, here’s the cardinal — up close.

Maybe next time he’ll cooperate and strike a pose worthy of her! 🙂

Until then, this will have to do.

PS: Thanks to Josh for the old header.

New Header Image…

Thanks to Josh Savage for offering to create a new header.

I have no artistic ability at all, so I welcome such items!

Josh is going to do a little more tweaking on it, so keep your eye on the header at

Good job, Josh! Thanks!