Akismet 3.0.1 for WordPress Now Available

Extry, extry, read all about it! Version 3.0.1 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available!

Even though it’s not a big round number like our 3.0 release, we’ve worked hard to make Akismet even better in 3.0.1:

  • We’ve reduced the amount of data we store in the akismet_as_submitted comment meta value for each comment.
  • Akismet no longer depends on the fsockopen PHP function.
  • jQuery is no longer required for Akismet’s frontend JavaScript.
  • We fixed a bug that was causing spam reports from outside of the dashboard (the iOS app, for example) to be ignored.
  • If an API key is suspended for any reason, comments will now all be sent to the Pending queue instead of the Spam folder.
  • …and lots of other improvements to performance and error-handling.

To upgrade, visit the Plugins or Updates page of your WordPress dashboard and follow the instructions. If you need to download the zip file directly, links to all versions are available in the WordPress plugins directory.