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Akismet Dashboard

Adds Akismet dashboard to Umbraco backoffice.



After package installation, log into the backoffice and navigate to Users, Groups, Administrators and be sure to add Akismet.

Once installed, the AkismetService service becomes available for checking comments. It is up to the developer to wire up to the contact forms but here is an abbreviated example:

using Akismet.NET;
using Akismet.Umbraco;

public class ContactFormController : SurfaceController
    private readonly AkismetService AkismetService;
    public ContactFormController(AkismetService akismetService)
        AkismetService = akismetService;

    public ActionResult SubmitForm(ContactModel model)
        // check validation
        // eg - required fields, captcha, etc
        string ip = Request.Headers["CF-Connecting-IP"] ?? Request.UserHostAddress;
        if (String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(ip))
            ip = Request.ServerVariables["REMOTE_HOST"];

        // see https://github.com/ahwm/Akismet.Net for all available options
        AkismetComment comment = new AkismetComment
            CommentAuthor = model.Name,
            CommentAuthorEmail = model.EmailAddress,
            Referrer = Request.UrlReferrer.ToString(),
            UserAgent = Request.UserAgent,
            UserIp = ip,
            CommentContent = model.Message,
            CommentType = AkismentCommentType.ContactForm,
            Permalink = CurrentPage.Url(mode: UrlMode.Absolute)
        // Specify true on CheckComment() to not include "Unspecified" as valid comments
        bool isValid = AkismetService.CheckComment(comment, true);
        if (!isValid)
            return CurrentUmbracoPage();
        // continue processing


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version 1.0.1

NuGet install instructions for Umbraco 8.0.0-8.18.13

Install-Package Akismet.Umbraco8

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Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
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Previously reported to work on versions: 8.13.x, 8.12.x, 8.8.x, 8.6.x

Package Information

  • Package owner: Adam
  • Created: 29/03/2021
  • Current version 1.0.1
  • .NET version 4.7.2
  • License MIT
  • Downloads on Our: 99
  • Downloads on NuGet: 3.5K
  • Total downloads : 3.6K