Akismet Anti-Spam

Akismet Anti-Spam

Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to protect you and your site from malicious content.

5
WPMeta Score

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Plugin Popularity 5.0
Author Activity 2.5
  • πŸ‘·πŸ» This plugin is actively maintained and contributors are really committed to it!
  • πŸ“₯ Wow! 25,961 people download this plugin eveyday!
  • πŸŽ– Shout, shout.. This plugin ranks in the Top 50 plugins.
  • ❀️ Mindblowing! More than 20,564,110 people use plugins from this team.
  • πŸ‚ 60% of 5,000,000+ users are on the latest version.
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§ Good sign.. There is a team behind this plugin.
  • πŸ“’ Aweful or Awesome?? 56 total updates and 56 in just last 12 months. That's a lot!
  • πŸŽ‚ This plugin is going to celebrate it's 14th anniversary after 3 months.

Peer Comparison

# Plugin WPMeta Score Users Rating
1Akismet Anti-Spam55,000,000+4.7
2Spam Protection - Comment spam prevention2.3603.86
3WidgetPack Comment System1300+4.8
4Astounding Spam Prevention0.8100+5
5SPAM Protection and Anti SPAM0.7200+0
6Stop Comment Spam0.7800+5
7Stop Signup Spam0.6200+5

Description

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.

Major features in Akismet include:

  • Automatically checks all comments and filters out the ones that look like spam.
  • Each comment has a status history, so you can easily see which comments were caught or cleared by Akismet and which were spammed or unspammed by a moderator.
  • URLs are shown in the comment body to reveal hidden or misleading links.
  • Moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user.
  • A discard feature that outright blocks the worst spam, saving you disk space and speeding up your site.

PS: You’ll need an Akismet.com API key to use it. Keys are free for personal blogs; paid subscriptions are available for businesses and commercial sites.