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


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By , for WP 4.4.2

I've only been using Akismet for about a week on my 5-month-old blog, and i'm amazed at how well it works. I've been getting often 10 or more spam comments per day, and now i don't have to spend time on the chore of trashing them all; so far i've only had two get through to the approval stage, and not a single false positive. The "empty spam folder" button is a real time-saver too!

Very good plug-in for any WordPress site
By , for WP 4.4.2

The plug-in is very good at blocking nasty spam comments. Highly recommend it to anyone new to blogging.

It's as good as a fallible Spam-Filter can possibly be.
By ,

It's understood that any spam filter has some margin of error. But I think that where this one self-reports an accuracy of 98% on my blog, this is actually an accurate estimate. Which is impressive. I think that this plugin is an essential part of my blog.

I've seen many spam filters do much worse than that.


By , for WP 4.4.2

just great thanks

Great plugin for comment SPAM
By ,

Does what it says it does, an oldie but goodie. And of course it's always kept current since it's one of Matt Mullenweg's plugins. ;)

By , for WP 4.4.1

it's doing what it shall do. No more spam!!!!

Works like magic
By , for WP 4.4.1

When I got word that AreYouAHuman was discontinuing Play Through, which I'd been using for a couple of years, I poked around and realized I'd downloaded this plugin but had never activated it. Since my primary aim was to eliminate spam comments, I completed the registration process in a few minutes and activated it.

Perfect for me. Set and forget. Easy as pie. (Insert your preferred cliche here.)

Great plugin, but sometimes does not works.
By , for WP 4.3

Akismet has helped me a lot in my plugin journey but sometimes it blocks good comments too.

So long spam, hello Akismet!
By , for WP 4.4.1

We have used Akismet for our own websites and our clients' websites and have been really pleased. In fact, we wouldn't run a WordPress website without it. We used to get some really nasty spam, but now it is all gone.

Am new here, but being kept clean
By , for WP 4.4.1

Am a newbie and on setting up noticed folk were claiming to register which, given how new and not being promoted, seemed unlikely. Those emails have now stopped and all looks good.

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