SpamKarma2 plugin causes comment count to not work in WordPress 2.0
I know, I know, akismet is great. But it doesn’t catch all of the spam, and the SpamKarma2 plugin has been one of my faves for a while now. I activated it on my test install of WordPress 2.0 and thought everything was working fine — until I started testing things like trackbacks and commenting. Turns out that no matter how many comments or trackbacks a post had, and no matter what theme I was using on the site (b/c at first I thought the problem was theme related), the comment count constantly read 0 (although comments DID display as they were supposed to).
After doing a little research, I discovered that the culprit was the SpamKarma2 plugin, but even deactivating it didn’t fix the problem. Nor did deleting it from my plugins folder. A little more research and I found out that the fix is to:
- Deactivate the SpamKarma2 plugin 😦
- Write a new comment on a post after SpamKarma2 has been deactivated
Then your comment count should be restored.