Called host company regarding all the spam we were receiving – they deactivated/reactivated account. During that process Akismet was removed from the plugins page…It is on the server, but not in the Plugins page, therefore SPAM galore again…..
So I tried to add it as a new plugin and receive this error:
Do you have ftp-access to your site?
If so, open wp-content folder, open plugins folder, open akismet folder, mark and delete all the files, go back out to plugins folder, mark and delete akismet folder.
If you don’t have ftp-access, tell your provider to do it for you.