What is Akismet

Akismet is a powerful plugin that helps you block spam comments and messages from your WordPress website.

This plugin analyses the web to learn the latest methods used by spammers to deliver spam via messages and comments. It then uses the information it has gathered to analyze messages and comments coming into your blog. Those identified as spam are blocked.

If you have no process on ground to block spam comments and messages, you may end up dealing with several spammy content each day, and the more your site grows in popularity, the bigger the problem.

This article will show you how to install Askimet so you never have to worry about spam.

Steps to Block Spam Comments and Messages Using Askimet:

Step 1

From the menu, go to Plugins and then Install Plugins.

go to Plugins and then Install Plugins - How to block spam with Askimet plugin

Step 2

Under Akismet, click Activate.

Under Akismet, click Activate - How to block spam with Askimet plugin

Step 3

You’ll see a big blue button that says “Activate your Akismet account”. Click on it.

Activate your Akismet account - How to block spam with Askimet plugin

Step 4

Click on Create a new Akismet Key. It will take you to the official website.

Click on Get an Akismet API key - How to block spam with Askimet plugin

Step 5

Click on Get an Akismet API key.

Click on Get an Akismet API key2 - How to block spam with Askimet plugin

Step 6

On the next page, enter your email address, username and password. Click Sign up.

enter your email address, username and password - How to block spam with Askimet plugin

Step 7

On the billing options page, you can choose the Enterprise, Pro or Personal package. Let’s choose Personal.

choose Personal - How to block spam with Askimet plugin

Step 8

Enter your billing info if you would like to donate something. For now, we’ll skip the donation part. Drag the amount bar to zero and click Continue.

Enter your billing info - How to block spam with Askimet plugin

Step 9

On the next page, you’ll be presented with your API key. It is also sent to your email. Copy the key.

you’ll be presented with your API key - How to block spam with Askimet plugin

Step 10

Go back to your Admin Panel Akismet page. Click on I already have a key.

I already have a key - How to block spam with Askimet plugin

Step 11

Paste the key into the Akismet API Key box and click Save Changes.

Paste the key into the Akismet API Key box

You’re done. The Akismet plugin is now operational and working to block spam comments and messages from your site.