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WordPress Tutorial for Beginners

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Protect Comments from Spam with Akismet

Setting up Akismet for your WordPress site is one of the first things you should do. Spam is a global problem and often WordPress comments are the place when bots try to enter bogus content full of links to their sites. Akismet is an external service for battling spam. It has a database of known emails, IP addresses and username used for sending spam. When a visitor of your website submits a comment, it's being checked by Akismet and put in a special Spam folder if it matches any criteria. The first thing you should do is to go to the Akismet website and hit the Say Goodbye to Comments Spam button.

Akismet WordPress Plugin

Follow these Steps

Once you have your key, go back to the admin panel of your WordPress site and install the Akismet plugin. If you need assistance in the plugin installation, check out the instructions in our tutorial on how to install WordPress plugins. Once activated the Akismet plugin will require from you to activate your Akismet account. To do this, press the blue button that will appear above the table of installed plugins.

Activate Akismet WordPress Plugin

On the next page, simply enter your Akismet key and press the Use this Key button.

Generate Akismet WordPress Plugin API Key

That's it, your Akismet plugin is set and working on your WordPress site. You will see a confirmation of this and the information about the current status of the Akismet servers.

Next, follow the instructions on the Akismet site to create an account. Once ready, you will be provide with your Akismet Key.

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