Akismet Anti-Spam: Spam Protection 5.1

Does "Akismet Anti-Spam: Spam Protection" work with WordPress 6.2.2 and PHP 8.1.12? A smoke test was performed on .


No PHP errors, warnings or notices
No JavaScript exceptions
All test pages loaded successfully
No resource errors
Looks good! No problems were detected.

Memory usage: 64.64 KiB
The average PHP memory usage increased by this amount after activating by the plugin.

Page speed impact: insignificant.
The plugin didn't make the site noticeably slower.

WordPress version6.2.2
PHP version8.1.12
MySQL version10.6.10
PHP memory limit512M
Plugin Info
Last updated
Active installs 5,000,000+
WordPress.org page https://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet/

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Akismet Anti-Spam ‹ Test site — WordPress

Page screenshot: Akismet Anti-Spam ‹ Test site — WordPress
URL /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=akismet-key-config&view=start
Requested URL /wp-admin/plugins.php?action=activate&plugin=akismet%2Fakismet.php&plugin_status=all&paged=1&s&_wpnonce=6655253217
Aspect after-activation
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.423 s
Memory usage 3.11 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Settings → Akismet Anti-Spam

Page screenshot: Settings → Akismet Anti-Spam
URL /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=akismet-key-config
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.221 s
Memory usage 3.06 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Test site – Just another WordPress site

Page screenshot: Test site – Just another WordPress site
Aspect front-page
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.201 s
Memory usage 3.01 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Widgets ‹ Test site — WordPress

Page screenshot: Widgets ‹ Test site — WordPress
URL /wp-admin/widgets.php
Aspect new-sidebar-widgets
HTTP status 200
Load time 1.121 s
Memory usage 5.08 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None


URL Load time Memory usage
Inactive Active Change Inactive Active Change
/wp-admin/index.php0.296 s0.248 s-0.048 s3.07 MiB3.15 MiB+ 79.15 KiB
/wp-admin/edit.php0.200 s0.181 s-0.019 s3.1 MiB3.17 MiB+ 69.53 KiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php0.771 s0.586 s-0.185 s5.02 MiB5.11 MiB+ 90.44 KiB
/wp-admin/upload.php0.572 s0.564 s-0.008 s3.02 MiB3.07 MiB+ 52.85 KiB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php0.177 s0.162 s-0.015 s3.01 MiB3.05 MiB+ 38.88 KiB
/wp-admin/media-new.php0.351 s0.233 s-0.118 s2.99 MiB3.06 MiB+ 65.05 KiB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category0.194 s0.178 s-0.016 s3.01 MiB3.07 MiB+ 69.48 KiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page0.623 s0.623 s+0.000 s5.01 MiB5.1 MiB+ 86.02 KiB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php0.215 s0.228 s+0.013 s3 MiB3.05 MiB+ 52.62 KiB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php0.214 s0.235 s+0.021 s3.03 MiB3.09 MiB+ 61.95 KiB
/0.325 s0.235 s-0.090 s2.97 MiB3.01 MiB+ 45.09 KiB
Average 0.358 s0.316 s-0.042 s3.38 MiB3.45 MiB+ 64.64 KiB

Code Statistics

Note: Third-party libraries and minified JS/CSS files are excluded from these statistics where possible, so the numbers you see here may be lower than those reported by other tools.

Language % Lines of code Comment lines Files
Total 4,499 815 22

PHP Code Analysis | More results »

Lines of code 2,716
Total complexity 754
Median class complexity 35.0
Median method complexity 3.0
Most complex class Akismet
Most complex function Akismet::auto_check_comment()
Classes 5
Methods 133
Functions 62


Things that the plugin adds to the site. This section is not intended to be comprehensive. The test tool only looks for a few specific types of added content.

Options wp_options 1

Sidebar Widgets 1

ID Name
akismet_widgetAkismet Widget

Meta Boxes

    "comment": {
        "akismet-status": {
            "title": "Comment History",
            "context": "normal"

PHP Error Log

The log file is empty.

See also: All tests for this plugin, How to Hide Akismet Anti-Spam: Spam Protection Admin Menus and Meta Boxes