Akismet is the most important and effective spam blocking plugin for WordPress and it comes with the WordPress by default. Today, version 3.0.0 of this essential plugin has released with some new features and lots of many small improvements. According to them, this new version “is a major rewrite of the plugin code”. They have removed most of the “legacy code that was maintained for backwards compatibility with ancient versions of WordPress, and redesigned the code so we can bring you new features in coming months”.
Changes in Akismet 3.0.0
- An easier signup and activation process
- An even easier activation process for Jetpack users
- A redesigned configuration tab
- New stats charts
- A new discard feature for outright blocking of the worst spam
You should have already received notification for the updated Akismet plugin. If not, just visit or refresh the page (http://www.yourblog.com/wp-admin/update-core.php). Those who are running WordPress 3.9, there’s no need to update.