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Yourls Abusedesk r18, out now

[EDIT: This is already an older version. For the latest updates, please keep an eye on the yourls-abusedesk tag on this blog or the Yourls-Abusedesk project.]

And we’re back. Based on some new suggestions from people I’ve released a new version of the Abusedesk.

Changes are:

  • Use long php tags
  • Implement forwarding to APWG instead of using our own error messages when links were used for Phishing


I also took some time to upgrade my Yourls codebase to ensure the plugin still works with that too 🙂

For those who like to live on the edge, I’ve added public read access to my subversion repo for the plugin. Use at your own risk, obviously!

svn co http://pkg.tty.nu/svn/yourls-abusedesk



10 Comments to “Yourls Abusedesk r18, out now”

  1. GoldenGod


    thank you for that excellent plugin.

    I’m php noob but I would like to know if is possible to call your plugin from different plugin? I would like to add small box on page generated with PluginPreviewURL that will tell user if site is safe or no.

    Best regards

    1. Florian Author


      I haven’t tried anything like that, but it seems you would be able to call the preview_show function (please check what that function is called precisely) instead of blocking the link entirely. Would require some php coding in the plugin though 🙂


  2. Hi. I am having a slight problem. Whenever I try to fill out the report.php file, nothing is added to my database. I’ve added in all the correct settings and I am not sure what is causing the problem. I’m not getting any errors or other problems.

    Any idea what’s going on? If you need to, I can give you my FTP login details so you can take a look.

    Thanks for all your help!

    1. Florian Author

      Then, is there anything in the webserver logs, like a php error? Sounds like the submission is going wrong. Keep in mind Yourls maps the supportpages, so you should call /report rather than /pages/report.php

  3. Ruben

    So how to install it if i dont have root access on the webserver and i dont have cron? I really would like to use it, but iam suck here a bit

    1. Florian Author

      Ruben: root access is not needed, but without cron you would need to run the GSB update process manually. That will probably not work in the long run. Perhaps your system-administrator can activate the script for you.

  4. Hi, I really want to get your plugin working but I am really struggling, I do not understand what needs to be changed in the config file?
    Also do I need to add anything in the SQL file because I cannot see anything related to the BLOCKED and BANNED entries?

    1. Florian Author

      Hi Ste,

      First of all: Once activated the plugin will automatically create tables needed, so no need to mess with SQL yourself (unless your Yourls user does not have a CREATE TABLE grant on the database, in that case some action is needed)

      Second, if you want to use only the blocklist/banlist part of the plugin, you don’t need any changes in config.php. Only if you want to use Google Safe Browsing, you need to fill in your Google API key.

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