Anti-spam plugin Akismet updated

Akismet, the anti-spam plugin created by WordPress founding developer Matthew Mullenweg, has been updated to version 1.15. The new version now tells you, via a tooltip, on which blog article or page a suspected spam comment or trackback has been posted.

When your mouse cursor hovers over the View Post link in the Akismet moderation panel, a tool tip will appear with the title of the post.

I’ve been waiting for the download link to be updated until early this morning. Hours after the blog article announcing the 1.15 update was posted, the download link still pointed to version 1.14.

I checked the link just now and it’s now pointing to the new version. I promptly downloaded it and updated my blog. Upgrading is a breeze, I just replaced the Akismet file in the server. I’ll be upgrading the Akismet plugins in the other blogs I help manage.

Akismet is a great anti-spam plugin for WordPress, Phorum, PixelPost, Serendipity and Movable Type. Ever since I’ve installed it, the management of spam comments and trackbacks has been relatively easy. In fact, I wasn’t getting spam in the moderation panel for a long time.

The problem on spam clogging up the moderation queue only arose again starting last week. It’s because of a huge spike in the number of spam and a mid-week systems error encountered by Akismet.

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3 responses

  1. Once again, Max, not to be a bummer but you forgot the link to the plugin. Although, I know where to find it, its a good idea to post it in here, somehow. 😉

  2. Everyone seems to have moved over to WordPress; I might just do the same.

    Incidentally, I’ve just posted an entry about my laptop entitled, HP PAVILION dv1312 AP — A LEMON?

    I wonder if you could be kind enough to check it out and share your comments. I’m sure other readers would learn from what you have to say, especially when dealing with a high-priced lemon product by a multinational company such as Hewlett-Packard. I’d truly appreciate it

    Many thanks,


  3. What I want to do on my blog, is every few hours take the oldest post and move it to the
    front of the queue, all automatically. Anyone know if there is a plugin that can do this or
    a simple way to set up another plugin to do this (use my own feed perhaps)?

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