Due to the official Joomla 2.5 support ending, this module has been discontinued. If you're using Joomla 3.x, please install this module.
CleanTalk anti-spam setup on Joomla 2.5
- Make a backup of the site files and database!
- Download the plugin.
- Select archive with plugin and run installation in the menu Extensions -> Install / Uninstall
Go to plugin settings: Extensions -> Plugin Manager -> Anti-spam by CleanTalk. In plugin settings press "Get access key automatically" button. Admin email will be used for registration.
If an error occurs, click the link to get a key manually. Fill in the easy registration form and you will receive your key.
Enter key in its field, save settings.
Write a dummy comment, dummy registration or dummy contact message with email firstname.lastname@example.org. You should see the plugin respond, like in the screenshot.
To test if SpamFireWall is working just add /?sfw_test_ip=10.10.10.10 to your site name. Example www.yoursitename.domain/?sfw_test_ip=10.10.10.10 (you must see blocking screen)
Attention! You should test SFW with incognito mode switched on. To enable incognito mode press Ctrl+Shift+N for Chrome, Opera и Safari browsers; press Ctrl+Shift+P for Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Exclusions for some pages of sites
Open the file "custom_config.php" from directory /plugins/system/antispambycleantalk There are lines:
Exclusion for URL:
// Exclude urls from spam_check. List them separated by commas
private $cleantalk_url_exclusions = '';
Exclusion for fields:
//Excludes fields from filtering. List them separated by commas
private $cleantalk_fields_exclusions = '';
For example: If you need to except these URLs:
You should add this:
private $cleantalk_url_exclusions = 'some';
Make note, that you can add multiple URLs separated by commas:
private $cleantalk_url_exclusions = 'Url1','Url2','Url3';
Congratulations. Anti-spam is installed!