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.