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.
- Download plugin and unzip.
- Upload the plugin file to your WordPress
pluginsdirectory inside of
- Activate it from the plugins menu inside of WordPress.
- Enter your API key.
- Forget that spam was ever a problem.