Articles of akismet

Does Akismet plugin expose any hooks, functions, class that can work with custom code?

I have custom code that handles comment insertions using wp_insert_comment. Does Akismet plugin expose any hooks, functions, class that can work with the same and possibly elsewhere where custom forms for user content submissions are involved? Or do I need to write custom code to make calls to Akismet API?

Check spam in custom form – akismet

I have a plugin that has input form, I have decided to check submitted data with akismet. I do have API key, WP comments are filtered correctly… here is, what I found: problem is, that $response is always empty – I have tried to var_dump() it, right after calling akismet_http_post(), output was string(0) “”… […]

Akismet plugin is deleting spam despite preferences

Curiously, Akismet is deleting old spam comments after a period of time (I’m guessing within a week). This box is NOT checked: Auto-delete spam submitted on posts more than a month old. I’ve sent a message to Akismet support more than a week ago but I’ve not yet received a reply. I do not want […]

Why do I get email notifications about comments that WordPress has already determined are spam?

I have a blog that I host on my own site. I have the Akismet plugin installed, and in general I keep both up-to-date (e.g. at the moment, Akismet is at version 2.5.7, and WordPress at 3.5.1). From time-to-time (maybe every week or so), I get a notification email from WordPress that a (generally […]

How to deal with small scale comment spam on small commercial sites?

When I’ve built a few sites for small businesses in the past, I’ve historically been able to do without anti-spam measures. I now have several sites which get maybe between 5 and 20 spam comments a month each. I have it set set so all comments must be moderated, which isn’t a really a big […]

How to spam-filter a custom content type with the Akismet plugin?

I have several inputboxes and no textareas in my custom content type. Can I use Akismet that comes with WP for that? If I can, how to do that? E.g. If I have 5 inputboxes like: name, address, city, telephone, email in my form that is saved from the front page and is used for […]

A spam bot loves me, what can I do?

I’m receiving many many spam comments using the same username and I guess it is a bot that keeps on submitting comments. In one week I get around 100 such comments (which is quite a lot for my small blog). I want to have a look at all comments that are marked as spam (just […]