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Best/Favorite Anti-Spam Plugin (5 posts)

  1. Babak
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just curious if everyone is using akismet or if there are still some using spam karma 2 anti-spam plugin?

    I'm still using SK2 and it is still doing a great job but I'm surprised to see that it is nowhere to be found in the official wordpress repository.

    Any explanation for this? Has the whole wordpress community moved on to akismet and shunned SK2?

    Finally, is akismet free or has that changed? I've heard you need to buy an API key now.


  2. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I use Akismet on every blog that I manage.

    I'd say it's quite popular since it comes with every WordPress download and has blocked a total of "20,134,430,290" spam messages over the past 4 years and "9,179,609" so far today:


    Akismet is "free for personal use":

    That's right. Our goal is to eliminate web spam from as many sites as possible. So don't hesitate to grab a free API key for your personal blog.


    If your site is for a business, or if it promotes a product or service, you should pick from one of our paid account options.


    As for Spam Karma 2, it was discontinued in 2009 and pulled from the repository by the developer.


  3. Babak
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks James - actually SK2 wasn't 'discontinued' - it was rather handed off from 'Dr. Dave' to a team of developers and since then it has been in active and ongoing development:

    As well, there are many wp bloggers who are continuing to use it.

    How can it be re-introduced into the plugins repository?

  4. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Good to know that it was handed off, but the download at the Google Code site was last updated May of 2009. Is there a more current version hosted somewhere else?

    If they want to add it back to the directory, all they need to do is follow this guide: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/

  5. Akismet.
    Cookies for Comments.
    Simple Trackback Validation.

    The combination of those three plugins is devastating to comment spam. I've never needed any others.

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