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.

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.