How do I confirm Akismet is working?

Once a site has been configured correctly, you can test by submitting a comment with one of the following triggers:

  • Name: viagra-test-123
  • Email: akismet-guaranteed-spam@example.com
  • Comment Body: akismet-guaranteed-spam

The comment submission will be accepted normally but you can confirm Akismet is working by checking that it was automatically filtered into the Spam tab at “WP Admin > Comments > Spam”.

Checking for spam in WP Admin