Author Banning in MovableType
I use MovableType 3.1 and it has a decent feature of IP banning. Problem is, comment spammers change IP addresses very quickly. I needed another tool in the battle against the rising tide of spam.
I basically copied the Ban IP functionality, renamed any reference of IP to author and voila: MT_authorban is born!
The functionality works for me but because I had to make changes to a number of the core files, any upgrade will overwrite what I've done. Feel free to download MT_authorban. I'll let the MT crew in on what I've done and maybe they'll integrate it into 3.2. :)
To install the update, just unzip the files and upload into your movabletype directory (normally
/mt/). Just overwrite the files that are already there. Don't forget to make a backup of the stuff on the server first! I'd hate for this to mess up your configuration.
Leave a comment if you end up using it. Thanks!