Akismet 3.1 Plugin for WordPress Released

Version 3.1 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available.

As of version 3.1, all calls to the Akismet API are now made using SSL, increasing the confidentiality of your commenters’ data as it travels over the wire. Developers of other Akismet libraries are now free to use https URLs for Akismet API endpoints as well.

This update also includes a bugfix that prevents Akismet from inadvertently modifying a comment’s content during the spam filtering process.

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