Version 4.1.10 of the Akismet WordPress Plugin is Now Available

Version 4.1.10 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available. It contains the following changes:

  • Simplified the code around checking comments in REST API and XML-RPC requests.
  • Added rel=”noopener” to the widget link to avoid warnings in Google Lighthouse.
  • Set the Akismet JavaScript as deferred instead of async to improve responsiveness.
  • Improved the preloading of screenshot popups on the edit comments admin page.

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.

Version 4.1.9 of the Akismet WordPress Plugin is Now Available

Version 4.1.9 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available. It contains the following changes:

  • Improvements to how Akismet handles checking pingbacks in XML-RPC multicall requests.

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.

Version 4.1.8 of the Akismet WordPress Plugin is Now Available

Version 4.1.8 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available. It contains the following changes:

  • Removal of a deprecated jQuery function.
  • A fix for a bug causing some data to be excluded from API calls when marking a comment as spam or not-spam.  This should improve spam detection accuracy.

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.