J-blue theme not calling gatekeeper_pose_challenge automagically

I’m wondering if the known bug in gatekeeper 1.5 depends on which theme you’re running? I’m running journalized-blue, and it was rejecting comments with “Sorry, posting has been closed for the time being.” errors.

I’m running Eric Meyer’s gatekeeper anti-spam tool. He has one known bug listed, where the auto-challenge feature doesn’t always insert the challenge in the comment form. I had tested this when I first installed the software, and it worked at the time, so I forgot about it. Then I added a bunch of themes to my site. I started getting a few complaints from people, saying that comments were closed, so I went and checked all my settings–all my comment settings looked correct, so I was stumped. Until I remembered about that known bug…

I found that my journalized-blue theme was rejecting comments from non-registered users. I added an explicit call to gatekeeper_pose_challenge() per this suggestion on Eric’s page.

I put the following code in the journalized-blue theme comments.php, between the email and text inputs:

if (function_exists('gatekeeper_pose_challenge')) {
gatekeeper_pose_challenge('',3); // default format string, tab index==3

(Need I mention that this needs to be wrapped with php tags?)

I have the theme switcher installed and several themes available, so I’ll log out and try to comment on this post anonymously with each of my themes.

About Jim Vanderveen

I'm a bit of a Renaissance man, with far too many hobbies for my free time! But more important than any hobby is my family. My proudest accomplishment has been raising some great kids! And somehow convincing my wife to put up with me since 1988. ;)
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3 Responses to J-blue theme not calling gatekeeper_pose_challenge automagically

  1. jim says:

    Well, I tried all my themes. The only one that worked was my modified J-blue theme, with an explicit call to the gatekeep challenge function.

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  3. I found myself that Spam Karma works for me as well.

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