Jens Oliver Meiert

Akismet Plugins Archive

Post from February 27, 2008 (↻ August 6, 2017), filed under .

Since no older versions of famous WordPress spam protection plugin Akismet seem to be available anymore, I decided to preserve the collection of Akismet plugins I could get my hands on. Get your API key all excited.

While I intend to maintain this archive unless Matt puts in a veto, all files are provided without any form of guarantee either. They look fine though. Versions 1.14 and 1.2.1 have been in use on this site.

The reason to post this collection was that I still use an older version of WordPress, and current Akismet just doesn’t work with it. Search for former Akismet releases was a little frustrating. Interestingly, a few people did not just leave their plugin folders unprotected but even their original plugin archives (check some Google results). This investigation resulted in the files listed above—and a slightly newer Akismet version that worked for my site.

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Jens Oliver Meiert, photo of July 27, 2015.

Jens Oliver Meiert is a developer (O’Reilly, W3C, ex-Google) and philosopher. He experiments with art and adventure. Here on meiert.com he shares and generalizes and exaggerates some of his thoughts and experiences.

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  1. On July 24, 2008, 20:19 CEST, Lincoln said:

    Thank you for this! I’m using the older 2.0 fork of WP as well right now, but the Akismet site still lists their latest plugin as being compatible with 2.0 and up. I had to find out the hard way that this was hardly the case. I just wanted to use the latest stable plugin that will still work with this fork for now, so thanks again for keeping an archive of it!

  2. On August 28, 2008, 19:41 CEST, Ginchen said:

    Great! Today they released Akismet 2.1.7 which doesn’t work correctly. Thanks to this site I was able to downgrade until they have fixed it. 😉

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