Akismet Spam Protection

The best anti-spam protection to block spam comments and spam in a contact form. The…
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Plugin Information

Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. You can review the comment spam it catches on your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

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  • Version
    5.0.2
  • Last updated
    6.1.1
  • Active Installations
    5000000
  • Tested up to
    6.1.1
  • WP Version
    5.0
  • PHP Version
    5.2

Reviews

Excellent Support for free non-profit license

By boca jo on January 23, 2023

I contacted the Happiness Engineers to request a free license for a non-profit organization. I included a link to our proof in the support request. They fulfilled it in about a day.

Most Popular for a Reason

By rubytoo on January 21, 2023

Easy to use, does everything it promises, scalable plan and great service. Can't beat this plugin for WP!

great product, superb service

By russfish on January 20, 2023

We are a nonprofit with spam problems, and to our great surprise, Akismet is free for us, and was added straighforwardly from our Worpress home. Along the way down the learning curve, a little support/explanation was needed (multiple times), and it was offered cheerfully and responsively by their engineers (who are very fairly titled as "Happiness Engineers"). I would happily give six stars if I could!

Great product, fair price!

By venky1 on January 15, 2023

I have been using this plugin since I first set up my blog site more than a dozen years ago and had completely forgotten about it. I was reminded of its existence when I started getting flooded with spam comments on my blog. It turned out that my API key for this plugin had expired and I was instructed to create an account with Akismet and pay to get an API key. However, after contacting their support, I was told there would be no charge to get a key since my website was not being used for commercial purposes.

In my opinion, the pricing policy is fair since if someone is using his website to make money, then he should be paying Akismet a fee commensurate with the income he was making.

The support I was provided was prompt and I was very happy with the resolution. Entering the API key stopped the flood of spam like magic. Things are now back to normal on my blog and I am relieved!

they won't send you a verification code if you do not pay

By kzyrising on December 20, 2022

Note that you must pay for it to use it, if you set the payment slider to 0, they will still show the next page for you to input a verification code, which they promised will be sended to your email address, but they won't, because it is not free!

I tried three different email addresses from three different email provider (google gmail, microsoft outlook, and netease), and waited for over an hour, non of these addresses got any email from them.

If people must pay for it, you need to state it in all of your promotional contents.

Essential plugin

By Manos (bmwchania) on December 7, 2022

It does what it promises

Super solution

By unicornsoft on December 6, 2022

Thank you! Very helpful and simple plugin.

Sneaky payment required

By nick1996 on November 19, 2022

This is a paid plugin, but they wont tell you that until after you download it and waste your valuable time. get 1 star'd

great service

By aubnes1965 on November 7, 2022

Great service

Excellent safeguard

By winbel on October 11, 2022

Akismet is a great plug in that does exactly what it says at a small annual charge. I have been using it for 3 years and it has saved me from a significant amount of spam on my website. Customer service is also responsive and knowledgable.

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