Akismet Anti-Spam 4.2.4

Does Akismet Anti-Spam work with WordPress 6.0 and PHP 7.4.8? 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: 80.05 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 version6.0
PHP version7.4.8
MySQL version8.0.21
PHP memory limit256M
Plugin Info
Last updated
Active installs 5,000,000+
WordPress.org page https://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet/

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Pages 4

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=392649c8c2
Aspect after-activation
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.412 s
Memory usage 3.76 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 0.220 s
Memory usage 3.73 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 0.308 s
Memory usage 3.6 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 1.709 s
Memory usage 5.6 MiB
JS errors
External errors: The following JavaScript errors were probably triggered by WordPress itself, or by compatibility issues in the test runner. They are not related to the plugin.
        "message": "TypeError: Cannot read properties of null (reading 'offsetHeight')\n    at t (/wp-includes/js/dist/widgets.min.js?ver=80e98954519d1dad7a91a2248dbc2cc9:7:10419)\n    at IntersectionObserver.n.threshold (/wp-includes/js/dist/widgets.min.js?ver=80e98954519d1dad7a91a2248dbc2cc9:7:10591)",
        "trace": null,
        "code": null
Resource errors None


URL Load time Memory usage
Inactive Active Change Inactive Active Change
/wp-admin/index.php0.326 s0.253 s-0.073 s3.72 MiB3.79 MiB+ 70.77 KiB
/wp-admin/edit.php0.177 s0.185 s+0.008 s3.75 MiB3.82 MiB+ 68.13 KiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php0.739 s0.917 s+0.178 s5.53 MiB5.62 MiB+ 91.98 KiB
/wp-admin/upload.php0.386 s0.340 s-0.046 s3.68 MiB3.75 MiB+ 66.99 KiB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php0.248 s0.139 s-0.109 s3.61 MiB3.72 MiB+ 111.3 KiB
/wp-admin/media-new.php0.323 s0.181 s-0.142 s3.66 MiB3.72 MiB+ 67.16 KiB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category0.196 s0.175 s-0.021 s3.68 MiB3.75 MiB+ 68.07 KiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page0.693 s0.627 s-0.066 s5.53 MiB5.61 MiB+ 83.56 KiB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php0.216 s0.310 s+0.094 s3.59 MiB3.72 MiB+ 131.48 KiB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php0.210 s0.251 s+0.041 s3.69 MiB3.76 MiB+ 70.1 KiB
/0.273 s0.242 s-0.031 s3.55 MiB3.6 MiB+ 51.05 KiB
Average 0.344 s0.329 s-0.015 s4 MiB4.08 MiB+ 80.05 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 4,242 755 21

PHP Code Analysis | More results »

Lines of code 2,670
Total complexity 740
Median class complexity 271.0
Median method complexity 3.0
Most complex class Akismet
Most complex function Akismet::auto_check_comment()
Classes 5
Methods 131
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 Admin Menus and Meta Boxes