Thanks to Storme for info on a WordPress plugin that blocks comment and trackback spam! YAY!
Unfortunately, it only works with WP 2.0, and I’m at 1.5. This means a total upgrade. I’m laying the groundwork now, backing up the mysql database, downloading what I need, backing up the individual files of the program on my site . . . I work today, so that’s as far as I’m going to get today.
Tomorrow I’ll be dumping the current WP program and reinstalling it, so expect an outage. Don’t know how long it’ll take. My webhost, DreamHost, has it as a one-click installation, so it’s just a matter of how long they take to get me up and running. Then I’ll upload Akismet, the individual CSS files and the like. Hopefully it won’t take too long to sort out.
So, be warned. Writing in Shadows will be down tomorrow from approximately 9am PST to . . . the gods know!