Here you will find responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the WordPress AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter plugin.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Response
Does the plugin stop SPAM?
Who can use the plugin?
What is the latest version of the plugin?
What is the latest WordPress version compatible with the plugin?
Which WordPress Themes are compatible with the plugin?
Which PHP versions are compatible with the plugin?
Which web browsers are compatible with the plugin?
How do I install the plugin?
How do I configure the plugin?
Can I just use the Anti-Spam Filter without displaying a captcha?
Plugin troubleshooting
What are the donor payment options?
 

Does the plugin stop SPAM?

Yes.

The captcha functionality will thwart robots and lazy humans.

The unique Anti-Spam Filter (containing a customizable keyword list) will block user Comments containing any one or more spam keywords from being posted to you. In such cases, the user is asked to modify their Comment before trying again.

 

Who can use the plugin?

The plugin can be used by anyone on their personal web or blog site.

If you find that this plugin helps to block SPAM and enhances the look and appeal of your WordPress site, then a donation to help support the continued development of this plugin would be greatly appreciated.

 

What is the latest version of the plugin?

AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter plugin Version 3.3

 

What is the latest WordPress version compatible with the plugin?

WordPress Version 4.6.1.

 

Which WordPress Themes are compatible with the plugin?

The WordPress AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter plugin has been designed to work only with standard WordPress Themes available from the official WordPress Themes Repository.

Themes that have been modified in any way or that differ from the standard Themes provided by WordPress, such as those provided by third-party vendors, may not necessarily be compatible. Hence, the use of standard, unmodified WordPress Themes is recommended.

A variety of WordPress Themes available from the official WordPress Themes Repository have been successfully tested for campatibility with the plugin, and some of these are listed below.

A Sample of WordPress Themes Compatible with the AlphaOmega Plugin
Accent
Ameno
Annotum Base
Asokay
Avenue
Black with Orange
Business Gure
Buttercream
Camp Maine
Comic Press
Coral Light
Corporate Prime
Cloudpress
Easel
Elicit
Encase
Esquire
Fluida
Frame Lite
Hatch
Hero
Jomsom
Lagom
Montezuma
News
PageLines
Panorama
Photolab
Photoline Lite
Pinboard
Preferential Lite
Responsive
Skylark
Sliding Door
Sneak Lite
Suffusion
Toolbox
Twenty Eleven
Twenty Fifteen
Twenty Fourteen
Twenty Sixteen
Twenty Ten
Vogue
zBench
Zinnias Lite

The best way to determine compatibility with your theme and other plugins is to install the plugin and try it.

 

Which PHP versions are compatible with the plugin?

Most PHP versions have been found to be compatible, the latest being PHP Version 5.4.45.

If you are unfamiliar with the current version of PHP your web server is running, there is no need to panic. Most web hosting services will automatically upgrade your PHP version when new PHP versions become available. Again, the best way to determine compatibility is to install the plugin and try it.

 

Which web browsers are compatible with the plugin?

The following web browsers have been tested and found to be compatible with the Wordpress AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter plugin.

Web Browsers Compatible with the AlphaOmega Plugin
Version
Google Chrome
51.0
Firefox
45.2
Internet Explorer
8.0
Opera
38.0
Iceweasel
45.2
Epiphany
3.4
Chromium
51.0

 

How do I install the plugin?

The WordPress AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter plugin can be installed automatically via your WordPress Dashboard by first clicking the WordPress 'Plugins' > 'Add New' menu item. The 'Plugins' and 'Add New' menu items are located on the left column of your WordPress Dashboard.

Then type 'AlphaOmega Captcha Anti-Spam Filter' or more simply 'AlphaOmega Captcha' as a search, and select to install the WordPress AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter plugin.

Alternatively, you can manually download the 'alphaomega-captcha-anti-spam.zip' file from the WordPress site. Unpack the downloaded zip file, and install the plugin manually by uploading the 'alphaomega-captcha-anti-spam' directory into your '/wp-content/plugins/' directory.

Once installed, you will then need to 'Activate' the plugin. To do this, click the 'Plugins' link located on the left column of your WordPress Dashboard, and then click the 'Activate' link of the plugin located in the main panel area.

 

How do I configure the plugin?

To configure the AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter plugin, click the 'Settings' item located beneath the 'AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter' plugin name in your list of plugins.

Alternatively, click the 'AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter Settings' item located below the WordPress 'Plugins' menu item. The 'Plugins' menu item is located on the left column of your WordPress Dashboard.

The Settings panel of the plugin is fairly self-explanatory.

 

Can I just use the Anti-Spam Filter without displaying a captcha?

Yes.

You have the option of just using the Anti-Spam Filter provided by the WordPress AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter plugin.

With the Anti-Spam Filter active, all user Comments containing any of the keywords or expressions you have entered into your SPAM filter will be blocked.

For maximum anti-spamming effectiveness, however, use of both the captcha and Anti-Spam Filter is recommended.

 

Plugin troubleshooting

As previously indicated, the WordPress AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter plugin has been designed to work only with unmodified, standard Themes provided by WordPress.

Furthermore, concurrent use of other plugins within your WordPress site may lead to unanticipated conflicts or anomalies.

Given the many thousands of WordPress plugins available and currently in use, any potential conflicts will need to be resolved by each WordPress user.

One approach to resolve any extant issue(s) is to deactivate all of your plugins currently being employed within your WordPress site, and then to activate your plugins, one at a time, in an effort to identify potential plugin conflicts.

Given the volume of e-mail I receive and the limited time I currently have at my disposal, I am unable to respond to e-mail enquiries concerning conflicts. Your understanding is appreciated.

 

What are the donor payment options?

You can donate easily using your PayPal account.

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