This plugin integrates the Akismet Plugin with Paid Memberships Pro checkouts to protect your membership site’s checkout process from spam. Similar to how Akismet filters comment spam, this integration will check the submitted email address against Akismet’s world-class spam filters.


You must have the Paid Memberships Pro plugin installed and activated with a valid license type to use this Add On.

  1. Navigate to Memberships > Add Ons in the WordPress admin.
  2. Locate the Add On and click “Install Now”.
    • To install this plugin manually, download the .zip file above, then upload the compressed directory via the Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin screen in the WordPress admin.
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins screen in the WordPress admin.


In order to use this plugin, you must install and activate both Paid Memberships Pro and the Akismet Plugin. There are no additional settings required—with these plugins active, the Akismet Integration automatically adds spam protection through email validation during your membership checkout process.

Action and Filter Hooks

apply_filters( 'pmpro_akismet_data_to_check', $data_to_check );
apply_filters( 'pmpro_akismet_checkout_is_spam', Akismet::is_spam( $data_to_check ) );
apply_filters( 'pmpro_akismet_checkout_privacy_notice', get_option( 'akismet_comment_form_privacy_notice', 'hide' ) );

This is a Free Add On.

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