Version 4.1.7 of the Akismet WordPress Plugin is Now Available

Version 4.1.7 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available. It contains the following changes:
  • Stops using the deprecated wp_blacklist_check function in favor of the new wp_check_comment_disallowed_list function.
  • Shows the “Set Up Akismet” banner on the comments dashboard page, where it’s appropriate to mention if Akismet has not yet been configured.
  • Miscellaneous text changes.
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.