Akismet 3.0.0 is released, you can look forward to a much better and stronger Akismet now as this was a major rewrite of the plugin code
We’ve been hard at work on version 3.0 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress. It’s a major rewrite of the plugin code that includes a new configuration page, improved signup and activation, and some new features.
Akismet is the most popular and widely used spam protector for comment and track-back, every time a new comment, trackback, or pingback is added to your site it’s submitted to the Akismet which runs set of tests to identify if the comment is valid.
Though Akismet is a premium service, it gives unlimited free uses for non-commercial sites (For personal, non-commercial sites and blogs)
Some of Theme New Features in Akismet 3.0.0 are
- An easier signup and activation process
- An even easier activation process for Jetpack users
- A redesigned configuration tab
- New stats charts
- A new discard feature for outright blocking of the worst spam
If you’re a Jetpack user, the Akismet option will show under the Jetpack menu. If you are not using Jetpack, the Akismet option will show under Settings, and plugin page as well.
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