Guide To Get Free Akismet API Key and Use it with WordPress Blogs

Last Updated On : Sunday, September 6, 2015
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Akismet is a popular anti spammer for wordpress blogs. This is an official free plugin for wordpress from its parent company Automatic. If you show your wordpress blog live, as soon as you will receive many blog comments and in which 90% of them are spam comments. With Akismet plugin, you no need to worry about the spam comments. This plugin blocks all the spam comments. In simple, Akismet is anti spam fighter.

In this post, i will share the steps on how to get free Akismet API key and how to get started with Akismet plugin for wordpress.

How To Get Free Akismet API Key and Use it with WordPress:

Akismet plugin comes along with the default wordpress installation. All you need to do is get an API key to start using it.

1. Go to Plugins >> Installed Plugins and then Click on “Activate Link” in Akismet Plugin.

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2. Then navigate to Akismet settings page, here you will be promoted to enter API key to get started.
3. Click on “Get your API key” button and you will be navigated to Akismet website.

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4. Sign Up on the website by entering Enter Email address, Username and password.

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5. Now choose “Personal” from the list of plans and click “Sign Up” button.

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6. Now you will redirected to the contact info page and drag the Amount of Contribution to $0 to get the API key for free.

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7. Now your API key will be generated and automatic it will redirect back to the wordpress blog. If not, go to my account and copy the API key and paste it on “Manually enter an API Key” and hit “Use this key”.

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Now Akismet is integrated with your wordpress blog, choose the settings accordingly and stop spam comments.

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