Version 4.0.8 of the Akismet WordPress Plugin Is Now Available

Version 4.0.8 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available.

4.0.8 contains the following changes:

  • Improved the grammar and consistency of the in-admin privacy related notes (notice and config).
  • Revised in-admin explanation of the comment form privacy notice to make its usage clearer.
  • Added rel=”nofollow noopener” to the comment form privacy notice to improve SEO and security.

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.


  1. Do you have to pay any thing to get the upgraded version of Akismet

      1. I’ve got another question. does paying for a higher plan assure that i have more spam caught.

      2. Nope! 🙂 We offer the same level of spam-fighting goodness to all of our plans, including our free plan.

        What sets our plans apart is “extra” features (such as stats reporting), or more usage allowances. For example, if you are running an enterprise/large business with a massive volume of comment checks, you’d need our Enterprise plan – as it’s the only plan that would allow for such a large number of comment checks.

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