Now here’s an important tip for all WordPress Bloggers out there. Be aware that WordPress comes with Akismet plugin preloaded. Akismet is a plugin which identifies and blocks comment and trackback spam on blogs with integration to various blogging systems. What you’ll need to do is to activate plugin via the WP plugins section.
What happened was, I’ve just upgraded my WordPress to the latest 2.5.1 with a handy tool called the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin. After successfully upgrading my WP, the plugin requires me to reactivate all my plugins. You’ll need to do so or else your WP will not function properly. I’ve reactivated most of the needed plugins except for one. Yes, you guessed it, the AKISMET plugin.
So what happens if you do not reactivate your Akismet plugin? YOU GET SPAMMED!
For less than 24 hours, I got hit with 172 spams in my comment box!
So make sure you reactivate your Akismet plugin everytime you do a WP upgrade. And for those who are not using it, give it a try cause it helps … A LOT!