Akismet Anti-spam: Spam Protection

Description

The best anti-spam protection to block spam comments and spam in a contact form. The most trusted antispam solution for WordPress and WooCommerce.

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

November 26, 2023
Akismet has been with me since I've been on WordPress and really doesn't miss when compared to other solutions. Keep up the great work!
November 23, 2023
Well, this plugin is a need to have, if you have "visible" WordPress site. I've been using Akismet for some time now with Flamingo as a addition. Didn't pay much attention to the spamfolder because I just recently re-opened my website. Guess what? 39 crazy mails were caught within a month, and they were all spam. Don't think I could live without Akismet plugin.
October 6, 2023 2 replies
I had Akismet Anti Spam run over more than a year and it "found" hundreds of spam comments. I was wondering the whole time why I never found one of it in my spam folder.A couple of months ago I deinstalled it. I was just curious to see, what kind of "spam comments" I was saved for. Since then not even one spam comment happened. My conclusion: Akismet is creating fake messages to make itself feel more "worthy". Not recommended!
September 23, 2023
Akismet has filtered out every spam comment on my site. Highly impressed.
August 29, 2023
/レンタルサーバーを解約したのち /なくなっているサイトにプラグインの 継続課金がされたので メールしたら <font style="vertical-align: inherit;"><font style="vertical-align: inherit;">迅速に対応</font></font>して<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"><font style="vertical-align: inherit;">いただきました。</font></font>
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Changelog

5.3

Release Date – 14 September 2023

  • Improve display of user notices.
  • Add stylesheets for RTL languages.
  • Remove initial disabled state from ‘Save changes’ button.
  • Improve accessibility of API key entry form.
  • Add new filter hooks for Fluent Forms.
  • Fix issue with PHP 8.1 compatibility.

5.2

Release Date – 21 June 2023

  • Visual refresh of Akismet stats.
  • Improve PHP 8.1 compatibility.
  • Improve appearance of plugin to match updated stats.
  • Change minimum supported PHP version to 5.6 to match WordPress.
  • Drop IE11 support and update minimum WordPress version to 5.8 (where IE11 support was removed from WP Core).

5.1

Release Date – 20 March 2023

  • Removed unnecessary limit notices from admin page.
  • Improved spam detection by including post taxonomies in the comment-check call.
  • Removed API keys from stats iframes to avoid possible inadvertent exposure.

5.0.2

Release Date – 1 December 2022

  • Improved compatibility with themes that hide or show UI elements based on mouse movements.
  • Increased security of API keys by sending them in request bodies instead of subdomains.

5.0.1

Release Date – 28 September 2022

  • Added an empty state for the Statistics section on the admin page.
  • Fixed a bug that broke some admin page links when Jetpack plugins are active.
  • Marked some event listeners as passive to improve performance in newer browsers.
  • Disabled interaction observation on forms that post to other domains.

5.0

Release Date – 26 July 2022

  • Added a new feature to catch spammers by observing how they interact with the page.

4.2.5

Release Date – 11 July 2022

  • Fixed a bug that added unnecessary comment history entries after comment rechecks.
  • Added a notice that displays when WP-Cron is disabled and might be affecting comment rechecks.

4.2.4

Release Date – 20 May 2022

  • Improved translator instructions for comment history.
  • Bumped the “Tested up to” tag to WP 6.0.

4.2.3

Release Date – 25 April 2022

  • Improved compatibility with Fluent Forms
  • Fixed missing translation domains
  • Updated stats URL.
  • Improved accessibility of elements on the config page.

4.2.2

Release Date – 24 January 2022

  • Improved compatibility with Formidable Forms
  • Fixed a bug that could cause issues when multiple contact forms appear on one page.
  • Updated delete_comment and deleted_comment actions to pass two arguments to match WordPress core since 4.9.0.
  • Added a filter that allows comment types to be excluded when counting users’ approved comments.

4.2.1

Release Date – 1 October 2021

  • Fixed a bug causing AMP validation to fail on certain pages with forms.

4.2

Release Date – 30 September 2021

  • Added links to additional information on API usage notifications.
  • Reduced the number of network requests required for a comment page when running Akismet.
  • Improved compatibility with the most popular contact form plugins.
  • Improved API usage buttons for clarity on what upgrade is needed.

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