How to Change Akismet’s Delete Spam Schedule in WordPress


How to Change Akismet’s Delete Spam Schedule in WordPress
Christie Morgan

After we published our article on how to change WordPress trash schedule, one of our readers asked if it was possible to change the delete schedule for spam comments in Akismet. By default, Akismet keeps spam comments in your WordPress database for 15 days before deleting them. In this article, we will show you how to change Akismet’s delete spam schedule in WordPress.

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How to Quickly Batch Delete Spam Comments in WordPress
Kathleen Lawrence

Good advice. My problem is slightly different. The comments I need to delete are located in the “feedback” area and are not marked as spam. There are over 13,000 that contain spam, I have manually deleted 2,000 but would like a way to bulk delete them. The majority are tied to two specific posts.
My question is: Are they linked to the posts making it possible to delete the post, therefore, deleting the feedback/comments?

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Doris Barrett

Thanks for reporting this (and sorry that I missed the earlier report). I’ve committed a change here: https://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/1756415/akismet/trunk that ensures that any Akismet-related cron events are removed if the plugin is disabled. This fix will be included in version 4.0.1.

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