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.

Akismet WordPress Plugin 3.1.11

Version 3.1.11 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 bug that could cause the “Check for Spam” button to skip some comments has been fixed.
  • A bug that could prevent some spam submissions from being sent to Akismet has been fixed.
  • All links in the plugin have been updated to use https:// whenever possible.
  • Akismet won’t log debug information unless both WP_DEBUG and WP_DEBUG_LOG are enabled. Previously, if only WP_DEBUG_LOG was enabled, Akismet would still (incorrectly) log debug information.

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 3.1.10

Version 3.1.10 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available.

This update fixes a bug that could cause comments caught as spam to end up in the Pending queue. It also fixes the History entries for comments caught by WordPress’s built-in Comment Blacklist in WordPress 4.4 or later.

Version 3.1.10 is confirmed compatible with WordPress 4.5, which is coming soon.

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 3.1.9

Version 3.1.9 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available.

This update adds compatibility that allows Akismet to be auto-configured, and it fixes a bug where some comment data wouldn’t get included in the Akismet API request.

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 3.1.8 Now Available

Version 3.1.8 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available.

This update improves compatibility with plugins that rewrite admin URLs. It also reduces the amount of space Akismet uses in the database and reduces the size of the Akismet API requests. A fix is also included for a bug that could have caused comment moderation emails to be sent for some comments that were caught as spam.

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 3.1.7

Version 3.1.7 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available.

This update fixes a bug that caused Akismet’s “Remove author URL” feature to be incompatible with WordPress 4.4, and it improves the post-activation process for those using screen readers or other assistive devices.

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 3.1.5: Security Release

Version 3.1.5 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress contains a critical security fix. Update your sites as soon as possible.

A researcher from Sucuri notified us of an XSS vulnerability in the Akismet WordPress plugin. This bug affects all versions of the Akismet WordPress plugin since 2.5.0, but we have no evidence that it has been exploited in the wild.

We’ve released updates for all vulnerable versions of the Akismet plugin. Additionally, the WordPress.org plugins team has enabled an automatic update for all sites running these vulnerable versions that are able to auto-update plugins.

Because the vulnerability is theoretically exploitable via comments, Akismet is already blocking attempts during the comment-check API call even if you are not running the most recent version. However, to be as safe as possible, you should still upgrade immediately.

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 3.1.4

Version 3.1.4 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available.

This update clarifies the error messages that Akismet uses so that they’re easier to understand, and it enables link previews in the admin for all links in a comment — not just the author’s website link. A fix is also included for a bug that could have caused comment moderation emails to be sent for some comments that were caught as spam. For a full list of the changes in this release, see the revision log.

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.