Akismet WordPress Plugin 3.3.4 Now Available

Version 3.3.4 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available.

3.3.4 has a few fixes and enhancements that should make everyone’s lives better:

  • URL previews in the WordPress admin will now begin preloading when the cursor moves near the link so they appear faster once you move your mouse over the link.
  • When a comment is caught by both the Comment Blacklist and Akismet, Akismet will now leave it in Trash instead of moving it out of Trash and into Spam.
  • A bug has been fixed that was preventing a notice from being shown when a site’s firewall was preventing it from connecting to Akismet’s servers.
  • Akismet will no longer log all of its debug information unless a new constant (AKISMET_DEBUG) is also enabled, even if WP_DEBUG and WP_DEBUG_LOG are both enabled.

To upgrade, visit the Updates page of your WordPress dashboard and follow the instructions. If you need to download the plugin zip file directly, links to all versions are available in the WordPress plugins directory.

Akismet WordPress Plugin 3.3.3 Now Available

Version 3.3.3 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available.

For a full list of the changes in this release, see the revision log, but here are some notable fixes:

  • The number of spam blocked that is displayed on the WordPress dashboard will now be more accurate and updated more frequently.
  • We fixed a bug in the Akismet widget that could cause PHP warnings.
  • We’ve improved Akismet’s compatibility with other plugins by removing a workaround that only targeted very old versions of WordPress.

To upgrade, visit the Updates page of your WordPress dashboard and follow the instructions. If you need to download the plugin zip file directly, links to all versions are available in the WordPress plugins directory.

Coming Soon to a Jetpack Near You

If you haven’t tried Jetpack yet — our sister plugin — there’s never been a better time to add it to your bucket list.

In the coming weeks we’ll be announcing a really exciting new addition to Jetpack’s services and you can sign up to get early access right here.

Akismet WordPress Plugin 3.3.2 Now Available

Version 3.3.2 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available. This update fixes a bug that was preventing some JavaScript from executing in wp-admin in some older browsers.

To upgrade, visit the Updates page of your WordPress dashboard and follow the instructions. If you need to download the plugin zip file directly, links to all versions are available in the WordPress plugins directory.

Limited Time 20% Discount off all Jetpack Plans

As part of #SmallBusinessWeek, Jetpack and Akismet are offering a limited time 20% discount off all Jetpack’s paid plans — all of which include the Akismet service as well as other security essentials like automated backups and priority support.

You can read more about why Akismet and Jetpack are the ideal WordPress plugins for small business websites over on the Jetpack blog.

To take advantage of this offer, just use the code SMALLBIZ at checkout, and of course, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Akismet WordPress Plugin 3.3.1 Now Available

Version 3.3.1 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available.

For a full list of the changes in this release, see the revision log, but here are the highlights:

  • A couple of bugs that could cause PHP warnings in the error log have been fixed.
  • Performance has been improved by preventing some comments-specific code from running on pages without comments.
  • Both the “Remove author URL” and link preview features now work after a comment is Quick Edited in wp-admin.

To upgrade, visit the Updates page of your WordPress dashboard and follow the instructions. If you need to download the plugin zip file directly, links to all versions are available in the WordPress plugins directory.

Akismet WordPress Plugin 3.3 Now Available

Version 3.3 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is available.

akismet-3-3-dashboard In addition to a handful of bug fixes, version 3.3 refreshes the Akismet settings page design and adds an improved first-run experience. Now, when you activate Akismet for the first time, it will offer to check your current Pending queue for spam, and for especially large pending queues, it will show a progress indicator.

For full details on all of the changes since version 3.2, see the changelog.

To upgrade, visit the Updates page of your WordPress dashboard and follow the instructions. If you need to download the plugin zip file directly, links to all versions are available in the WordPress plugins directory.

Akismet WordPress Plugin 3.2 Now Available

Version 3.2 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is available.

In addition to six minor bugfixes, version 3.2 includes a WP-CLI module, so you can now check and recheck comments from the command line. (For usage instructions, run wp help akismet or see the documentation in the module.) For full details on all of the changes since version 3.1.11, see the changelog.

To upgrade, visit the Updates page of your WordPress dashboard and follow the instructions. If you need to download the plugin zip file directly, links to all versions are available in the WordPress plugins directory.