New Plugin Version 2.1.2

To celebrate Akismet day we have a new version of the WordPress plugin for y’all.

Version 2.1 main new addition is the ability to filter by comment type, as seen here:

Akismet tabs

There’s also a new hook so other plugins could add addition tabs to the sub-nav as well — I’m curious to see what people end up putting there. If you use that hook for a plugin, be sure to let me know so we can blog about it.

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Update: There were two small bugs, if you have 2.1.2 all errors (headers sent, etc) should be fixed.

87 responses on “New Plugin Version 2.1.2

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  2. Filtering by comment type sounds like a perfect adaptation. We’ve recently been discussing how to make the most of all the comment spam that we get by leveraging the keywords used and even just simply writing about some of the weirder stuff. This will aid and abet us in that effort.


  3. Be careful: it doesn’t work right on 2.0.X installations. I’ve e-mailed the guys at support to see if they can provide the old 2.0 version for us who still use the 2.0.X WordPress version.

  4. I’m using 2.2 wordpress and 2.0 akismet but the upgrade to 2.1.2 isn’t overwriting the older version… I tried deactivating it but still it doesn’t work… any ideas how to make it work? thanks…

  5. Thanks for releasing the update in relation to our Spam Filter Free Day experiment.

    Will this release add a possibility to check comments for spam in retrospect? I feel this would be a major improvement — especially for new Akismet users that suddenly get overwhelmed by spam and afterwards decide to try out Akismet.

    By rechecking comments for spam, there would be a success introduction for them to Akismet.

    I posted about this and other tiny findings here: Cleanup Time — Spam Filter Free Day

  6. great work…noticed some…how shall we say, … ‘creativity’ in some of the new crapola from the spam world like:

    “Basically not much exciting going on. Whatever. I’ve just been staying at home doing nothing, but oh well. I’ve just been letting everything wash over me , but I don’t care. Such is life. Maybe tomorrow.”

    funny thing is, none i.e NONE have managed to slip by Akismet…by the way please dont delete this as it goes to giving super refined butter to rich people in the hollywood hills

  7. I really liked Akismet until it started flagging me as spam based on my new domain. Using all the same information and my other web site URL everything works fine, but if I use the current domain, it bins me. I’m a little unhappy with that, and Akismet’s success (yaaay!) means that on most WP blogs I’m automatically locked out, or worse confirmed as a spammer if no one looks through their queue and realizes it’s a false positive (noooo!). That’s kind of a bummer.

    Heck, I haven’t even been using it long enough to spam anyone! I wonder if maybe somebody previously had that domain and they weren’t net-friendly?

  8. Just a few hours after my post up there, my problem got resolved. Great response by Matt and the support team. Thanks!

  9. I’ve got the same problem as Robert. All of the sudden my comments to my friends blogs (and to my own if not logged in) goes directly to the spam bin. And I’ve never spammed. How do I get out of that situation again?

  10. @Rosenstand – you should be okay now, but any problems use the contact form (link at the top) and I’ll take care of it.

  11. is it possible to keep posting the same thing over and over again across the web and it not be spam? check this out
    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.
    Jason Whitmen
    I googled this guys name and the same comment keeps popping up all over the web. he has a link to a blog of sorts as well…any noticing this as well?

  12. I just wanted you to know how much I love Akismet. I’m new to WordPress, and I’m so impressed by how easy Akismet is to use and how effective it is.

    Thank you so much!

  13. Thank you very much for the plugin. I love you guys. If I didn’t have Akismet, I don’t know if I would have a blog, because of all the spam.
    So Thanks again…

  14. I think that there is a severe problem with askimet showing high volumes of false positive spam. You should do something about it soon.

    1. Thomas,

      The link you provided in your comment (which we removed) is to an advertisement for a penis enlargement product. I think it’s fair to say that Akismet is doing its job if it catches your comments as spam.

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