Problem with WordPress 2.0.6 and Akismet

I upgraded yesterday afternoon to WordPress 2.0.6. I have Akismet installed.

And now Akismet is treating ALL Comments on my site as SPAM. Legitimate comments are being sent directly into the SPAM folder and not showing up in my Moderation queue.

Has anyone else had this problem? Do you know of a fix for it?

  • Joseph, check which version of Akismet you have installed.

    The latest version is 1.2.1 and that version is included in the WordPress 2.0.6 zip file. (It was also included in the 2.0.5 upgrade.)

    Note, though, that you have to manually update the plugin.

    Of course, the problem could be something else entirely 🙂

  • Hi Neville,

    Thanks for the good advice. In fact, it appears that Akismet was having server problems at the time I upgraded. We turned off Akisment (which again reminded me about why it is such a great plug in – what garbage SPAM really is!). After a couple of days, we turned it back on and, Voila, it worked!