A Spam Fighting Service That Protects WordPress Sites


Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.


Akismet filters out your comment spam for you, so you can focus on more important things.



Starting at $5/mo per site

Pricing model:


Free trial:

Yes, no credit card required

Key Features

  • Automatically checks all comments and filters out the ones that look like spam.
  • Each comment has a status history, so you can easily see which comments were caught or cleared by Akismet and which were spammed or unspammed by a moderator.
  • URLs are shown in the comment body to reveal hidden or misleading links.
  • Moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user.
  • A discard feature that outright blocks the worst spam, saving you disk space and speeding up your site.


  • Akismet will catch spam comments before it lands in your moderation queue as pending.
  • This plugin will filter spam from actual replies for you.
  • Easy to use and setup.



Akismet is intended for Individuals, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non-Profits, Public Administrations, and Small Business.

“Spam protection for personal sites, professional or commercial sites and large networks.”