Version 5.2 of the Akismet WordPress plugin is now available

Version 5.2 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available.

The plugin has been given a fresh coat of paint, and you will notice a nicer appearance when configuring Akismet or viewing your stats.

This update also improves compatibility with PHP 8.1 and above.

Note that the minimum required version of WordPress is now v5.8, and installing Akismet requires PHP v5.6 or above. We also no longer provide support for Internet Explorer 11, matching WordPress’ own behavior.

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.