Version 5.0.1 of the Akismet WordPress Plugin is Now Available

Version 5.0.1 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available. This update contains the following improvements:

  • An improved settings screen when there are not yet any statistics to display.
  • A fix for a bug that broke some admin page links when certain Jetpack plugins are active.
  • Improved performance in newer browsers on pages with forms.
  • A fix for a conflict between Akismet and forms that post to third party sites.

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.