Stop Spam -Part 1

Akismet is an WordPress 2.x plugin, which helps in protecting your site from Spaming. When a new comment, trackback, or pingback comes to your blog it is submitted to the Akismet web service which runs hundreds of tests on the comment and returns a thumbs up or thumbs down. Before Akismet I was spending more time deleting […]

Akismet is an WordPress 2.x plugin, which helps in protecting your site from Spaming. When a new comment, trackback, or pingback comes to your blog it is submitted to the Akismet web service which runs hundreds of tests on the comment and returns a thumbs up or thumbs down.

Before Akismet I was spending more time deleting spam than creating content. Now I can focus on actually blogging! — Sarah King

Akismet is free for personal use. All you need to start using it today is a WordPress.com API key. Sign up on WordPress.com to get an API key.

Steps to Install

  1. Download plugin and unzip.
  2. Upload the plugin file to your WordPress plugins directory inside of wp-content.
  3. Activate it from the plugins menu inside of WordPress.
  4. Enter your API key.
  5. Forget that spam was ever a problem.

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