How to Setup and Activate Akismet Anti-Spam Plugin in WordPress. Akismet is the most popular Anti-Spam plugin developed by Automattic Inc, a company behind WordPress. Akismet is used on millions of WordPress blogs and it helps to prevent web spam in a most effective manner.
About Akismet Anti-Spam Plugin for WordPress
Akismet plugin is one of the most downloaded WordPress plugins and is very useful to filter all spam comments automatically. This plugin checks your blog comments against Akismet Web Service to see whether they are spam or not. Here is an exclusive guide on how to setup and activate Akismet plugin in your WordPress Blog.
Setup and Activate Akismet Plugin in WordPress
Follow these simple steps and your blog will be protected from web Spam.
- Login to WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Plugins Menu.
- Click on “Add New” link and you will be redirected to “Plugin Installation Page”
- Type “Akismet” in the search box and click on “Search Plugins” button.
- Click on “Install Plugin” link and you will asked for confirmation, just click on “Yes” and proceed with the installation.
- After installing Akismet Plugin, you have to activate it by using “Activate Plugin” link.
- One activated you will be redirected to the plugins page and its time to enter “Akismet API Key”.
- Go to “Akismet Settings” page and it will prompt to “Enter an API Key”
- You can get “Akismet API Key” from the official site – Akismet
- Enter the “Akismet API Key” in the desired box, select below check-boxes and click on “Update Options” Button.
- Voila, you have successfully installed and activated “Akismet Plugin” in your WordPress Blog.
Final Words on Akismet Plugin Options
- Once Akismet Plugin is activated, all spam comments will be automatically filtered.
- It is recommended to secure your “Akismet API Key” ( Dont reveal it to others).
- You can use this “Akismet API Key” on any number of WordPress Blogs.
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