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Akismet

Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not.

3.1.1

Release Date - 17th March, 2015

  • Improvements to the "Remove comment author URL" JavaScript
  • Include the pingback pre-check from the 2.6 branch.

3.1

Release Date - 11th March, 2015

  • Use HTTPS by default for all requests to Akismet.
  • Fix for a situation where Akismet might strip HTML from a comment.

3.0.4

Release Date - 11th December, 2014

  • Fix to make .htaccess compatible with Apache 2.4.
  • Fix to allow removal of https author URLs.
  • Fix to avoid stripping part of the author URL when removing and re-adding.
  • Removed the "Check for Spam" button from the "Trash" and "Approved" queues, where it would have no effect.
  • Allow automatic API key configuration when Jetpack is installed and connected to a WordPress.com account

3.0.3

Release Date - 3rd November, 2014

  • Fix for sending the wrong data to delete_comment action that could have prevented old spam comments from being deleted.
  • Added a filter to disable logging of Akismet debugging information.
  • Added a filter for the maximum comment age when deleting old spam comments.
  • Added a filter for the number per batch when deleting old spam comments.
  • Removed the "Check for Spam" button from the Spam folder.

3.0.2

Release Date - 18th August, 2014

  • Performance improvements.
  • Fixed a bug that could truncate the comment data being sent to Akismet for checking.

3.0.1

Release Date - 9th July, 2014

  • Removed dependency on PHP's fsockopen function
  • Fix spam/ham reports to work when reported outside of the WP dashboard, e.g., from Notifications or the WP app
  • Remove jQuery dependency for comment form JavaScript
  • Remove unnecessary data from some Akismet comment meta
  • Suspended keys will now result in all comments being put in moderation, not spam.

3.0.0

Release Date - 15th April, 2014

  • Move Akismet to Settings menu
  • Drop Akismet Stats menu
  • Add stats snapshot to Akismet settings
  • Add Akismet subscription details and status to Akismet settings
  • Add contextual help for each page
  • Improve Akismet setup to use Jetpack to automate plugin setup
  • Fix "Check for Spam" to use AJAX to avoid page timing out
  • Fix Akismet settings page to be responsive
  • Drop legacy code
  • Tidy up CSS and Javascript
  • Replace the old discard setting with a new "discard pervasive spam" feature.

2.6.0

Release Date - 18th March, 2014

  • Add ajax paging to the check for spam button to handle large volumes of comments
  • Optimize javascript and add localization support
  • Fix bug in link to spam comments from right now dashboard widget
  • Fix bug with deleting old comments to avoid timeouts dealing with large volumes of comments
  • Include X-Pingback-Forwarded-For header in outbound WordPress pingback verifications
  • Add pre-check for pingbacks, to stop spam before an outbound verification request is made

2.5.9

Release Date - 1st August, 2013

  • Update 'Already have a key' link to redirect page rather than depend on javascript
  • Fix some non-translatable strings to be translatable
  • Update Activation banner in plugins page to redirect user to Akismet config page

2.5.8

Release Date - 20th January, 2013

  • Simplify the activation process for new users
  • Remove the reporter_ip parameter
  • Minor preventative security improvements

2.5.7

Release Date - 13th December, 2012

  • FireFox Stats iframe preview bug
  • Fix mshots preview when using https
  • Add .htaccess to block direct access to files
  • Prevent some PHP notices
  • Fix Check For Spam return location when referrer is empty
  • Fix Settings links for network admins
  • Fix prepare() warnings in WP 3.5

2.5.6

Release Date - 26th April, 2012

  • Prevent retry scheduling problems on sites where wp_cron is misbehaving
  • Preload mshot previews
  • Modernize the widget code
  • Fix a bug where comments were not held for moderation during an error condition
  • Improve the UX and display when comments are temporarily held due to an error
  • Make the Check For Spam button force a retry when comments are held due to an error
  • Handle errors caused by an invalid key
  • Don't retry comments that are too old
  • Improve error messages when verifying an API key

2.5.5

Release Date - 11th January, 2012

  • Add nonce check for comment author URL remove action
  • Fix the settings link

2.5.4

Release Date - 5th January, 2012

  • Limit Akismet CSS and Javascript loading in wp-admin to just the pages that need it
  • Added author URL quick removal functionality
  • Added mShot preview on Author URL hover
  • Added empty index.php to prevent directory listing
  • Move wp-admin menu items under Jetpack, if it is installed
  • Purge old Akismet comment meta data, default of 15 days

2.5.3

Release Date - 8th Febuary, 2011

  • Specify the license is GPL v2 or later
  • Fix a bug that could result in orphaned commentmeta entries
  • Include hotfix for WordPress 3.0.5 filter issue

2.5.2

Release Date - 14th January, 2011

  • Properly format the comment count for author counts
  • Look for super admins on multisite installs when looking up user roles
  • Increase the HTTP request timeout
  • Removed padding for author approved count
  • Fix typo in function name
  • Set Akismet stats iframe height to fixed 2500px. Better to have one tall scroll bar than two side by side.

2.5.1

Release Date - 17th December, 2010

  • Fix a bug that caused the "Auto delete" option to fail to discard comments correctly
  • Remove the comment nonce form field from the 'Akismet Configuration' page in favor of using a filter, akismet_comment_nonce
  • Fixed padding bug in "author" column of posts screen
  • Added margin-top to "cleared by ..." badges on dashboard
  • Fix possible error when calling akismet_cron_recheck()
  • Fix more PHP warnings
  • Clean up XHTML warnings for comment nonce
  • Fix for possible condition where scheduled comment re-checks could get stuck
  • Clean up the comment meta details after deleting a comment
  • Only show the status badge if the comment status has been changed by someone/something other than Akismet
  • Show a 'History' link in the row-actions
  • Translation fixes
  • Reduced font-size on author name
  • Moved "flagged by..." notification to top right corner of comment container and removed heavy styling
  • Hid "flagged by..." notification while on dashboard

2.5.0

Release Date - 7th December, 2010

  • Track comment actions under 'Akismet Status' on the edit comment screen
  • Fix a few remaining deprecated function calls ( props Mike Glendinning )
  • Use HTTPS for the stats IFRAME when wp-admin is using HTTPS
  • Use the WordPress HTTP class if available
  • Move the admin UI code to a separate file, only loaded when needed
  • Add cron retry feature, to replace the old connectivity check
  • Display Akismet status badge beside each comment
  • Record history for each comment, and display it on the edit page
  • Record the complete comment as originally submitted in comment_meta, to use when reporting spam and ham
  • Highlight links in comment content
  • New option, "Show the number of comments you've approved beside each comment author."
  • New option, "Use a nonce on the comment form."

2.4.0

Release Date - 23rd August, 2010

  • Spell out that the license is GPLv2
  • Fix PHP warnings
  • Fix WordPress deprecated function calls
  • Fire the delete_comment action when deleting comments
  • Move code specific for older WP versions to legacy.php
  • General code clean up

2.3.0

Release Date - 5th June, 2010

  • Fix "Are you sure" nonce message on config screen in WPMU
  • Fix XHTML compliance issue in sidebar widget
  • Change author link; remove some old references to WordPress.com accounts
  • Localize the widget title (core ticket #13879)

2.2.9

Release Date - 2nd June, 2010

  • Eliminate a potential conflict with some plugins that may cause spurious reports

2.2.8

Release Date - 27th May, 2010

  • Fix bug in initial comment check for ipv6 addresses
  • Report comments as ham when they are moved from spam to moderation
  • Report comments as ham when clicking undo after spam
  • Use transition_comment_status action when available instead of older actions for spam/ham submissions
  • Better diagnostic messages when PHP network functions are unavailable
  • Better handling of comments by logged-in users

2.2.7

Release Date - 17th December, 2009

  • Add a new AKISMET_VERSION constant
  • Reduce the possibility of over-counting spam when another spam filter plugin is in use
  • Disable the connectivity check when the API key is hard-coded for WPMU

2.2.6

Release Date - 20th July, 2009

  • Fix a global warning introduced in 2.2.5
  • Add changelog and additional readme.txt tags
  • Fix an array conversion warning in some versions of PHP
  • Support a new WPCOM_API_KEY constant for easier use with WordPress MU

2.2.5

Release Date - 13th July, 2009

  • Include a new Server Connectivity diagnostic check, to detect problems caused by firewalls

2.2.4

Release Date - 3rd June, 2009

  • Fixed a key problem affecting the stats feature in WordPress MU
  • Provide additional blog information in Akismet API calls

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.2
Last Updated: 2015-4-28
Active Installs: 1+ million

Ratings

4.6 out of 5 stars

Support

5 of 19 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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