Antispam Bee Version 2.11.2 released

While we are working in the background on the next major update of Antispam Bee, today we released version 2.11.2.

Compatibility with PHP 8.1 and WordPress 6.1

As always, we’ve been keeping a close eye on ensuring Antispam Bee is compatible with the latest WordPress version. For WP 6.1, we didn’t have to make any changes this time. Instead, we addressed a minor issue with PHP 8.1. If you had Antispam Bee installed on PHP 8.1 but didn’t receive any spam yet (congratulations!), you might have been bothered by a nasty PHP warning. This will not happen anymore from now on.

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Thank you for 5 million Downloads

Last month we achieved an important goal with Antispam Bee on The plugin has now been downloaded more than five million times and is currently running on more than 700,000 websites. We want to take this opportunity to say thank you.

Thank you! ♥️

First of all, we have to thank Sergej Müller. Without his initiative, brilliant ideas, and countless invested hours, Antispam Bee would not exist today.

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Antispam Bee 2.10.0 published

Today we’ve released Antispam Bee version 2.10.0. A complete list of changes is available on GitHub.

New country detection service

To enable Antispam Bee to filter comments by country of origin, we previously relied on as a data-efficient and free external service. Unfortunately, due to a change of ownership and related setup changes, our API connection to ip2country has been broken for an unknown amount of time.

Since the service is closing its doors in the future anyway and moving to a paid model, we switched to another service called This is limited to 1000 requests per IP. If someone needs more, then a filter can be used to specify an API key for the paid rates, or another service can be configured.

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