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Akismet Spam Counter Widget


A text based widget that allows you to display the count of spam that Akismet has blocked. It also allows you to wrap this figure in any way you wish, then add it to your sidebar!

This is a simple yet effective plugin come widget.



  1. Upload vfn-akismet-spam-counter-widget.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add it to your sidebar via the admin widgets interface
  4. Give it a title and some info to display usng the tokens below
  5. Enjoy!


I want in my widget too! how?

Please follow the link to my website and make a comment on that post. Assuming the request is reasonable, it should be updated shortly.

What tokes are currently supported?

The available tokens are:

  • !akismettotal! – Total number of spam items blocked by akismet
  • !currentspam! – Number of items currently in your spam box
  • !approved! – Number of comments that have been approved. If you have no moderation, this is all non-spam
  • !unapproved! – Messages that are not spam and that have not been aprroved. If you have moderation disabled, this will always be zero.

Contributors & Developers

“Akismet Spam Counter Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial version