Akismet is one of the best WordPress anti-spam plugins which is comes from every newly WordPress Website. It is not activated by default, you need to API Key. This is a highly recommended plugin official free plugin by Automatic. In this tutorial we are going to full explained “how to get free api key for Akismet”. This is not much technical you can do it easily (It is take your 5 minute).
When you start a WordPress blog & you go live you will start seeing lots of spam comments look like genuine. Akismet is a good way to rid out of these comments.
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Setup And Configure Akismet Plugin in WordPress
First login to you dashboard and go to Plugins > Add New an search Akismet click on “install now” button then wait for installing (its take less then 1 min) then click on activate, activate button automatically appear when installation is done.
On the next step you need to click on “Set up your Akismet Account”
Click on “Get Your API Key” it is redirected to you new window (website: https://akismet.com/plugin-signup/)
On the next screen you see the three Akismet plans one is Basic (free) 2nd is Plus (5$ per month) & 3rd is Enterprise (50$ per month), select the basic plan, it is ask for credit card or debit card but don’t worry. Follow the bellow steps as per screenshot.
Simply drag the above button to 0 and click on continue button, you will so this message “It looks like you’re adding a site!” & click on active this site. You will redirected to the WordPress dashboard. That’s It.