Akismet Spam Protection

Description

Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. You can review the comment spam it catches on your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

Major features in Akismet include:

  • Automatically checks all comments and filters out the ones that look like spam.
  • Each comment has a status history, so you can easily see which comments were caught or cleared by Akismet and which were spammed or unspammed by a moderator.
  • URLs are shown in the comment body to reveal hidden or misleading links.
  • Moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user.
  • A discard feature that outright blocks the worst spam, saving you disk space and speeding up your site.

PS: You’ll be prompted to get an Akismet.com API key to use it, once activated. Keys are free for personal blogs; paid subscriptions are available for businesses and commercial sites.

Installation

Upload the Akismet plugin to your blog, activate it, and then enter your Akismet.com API key.

1, 2, 3: You’re done!

Reviews

2021-04-09
Plugin qui fait son travail, très bien avec beaucoup de rigueur !
2021-04-06
Great plugin! Apart from protecting my website it also offers some advanced options for CDN, stats and - much more!
2021-03-30
We are using this spam protection plugin at our AutoTrading Strategies site. It's best in terms of functionality, appearance and placement. We highly recommend this spam prevention plugin for use on any website.
2021-03-24
I feel protected. And the team behind this plugin make me feel safe. Thank you, Akismet and WordPress. You rock!
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

4.1.9

Release Date – 2 March 2021

  • Improved handling of pingbacks in XML-RPC multicalls

4.1.8

Release Date – 6 January 2021

  • Fixed missing fields in submit-spam and submit-ham calls that could lead to reduced accuracy.
  • Fixed usage of deprecated jQuery function.

4.1.7

Release Date – 22 October 2020

  • Show the “Set up your Akismet account” banner on the comments admin screen, where it’s relevant to mention if Akismet hasn’t been configured.
  • Don’t use wp_blacklist_check when the new wp_check_comment_disallowed_list function is available.

4.1.6

Release Date – 4 June 2020

  • Disable “Check for Spam” button until the page is loaded to avoid errors with clicking through to queue recheck endpoint directly.
  • Add filter “akismet_enable_mshots” to allow disabling screenshot popups on the edit comments admin page.

For older changelog entries, please see the additional changelog.txt file delivered with the plugin.