Here’s What Happens When You Disable The Akismet Plugin In WordPress

We recently updated an existing site and disabled Akismet for three days. I think this does a good job illustrating why Akismet is probably the most important WordPress plugin you can have, albeit one that is often under-appreciated since it is so diligently running behind the scenes. (If you can’t read the number that’s 143 spam comments, almost 50 a day!)


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  • February 27, 2013, 7:07 pm

    No robots allowed! haha

  • Morgan February 27, 2013, 9:15 pm


  • Chetan Bhasin March 3, 2013, 1:53 am

    I used to have the IntenseDebate commenting system installed on my blog without Akismet. Undoubtly, it can become really hard at times to have a blog run comments without Akismet.


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