How to setup Akismet anti-spam plugin with free API key
Akismet is one the pre-installed plugin which comes with every WordPress installation and it is necessary to use Akismet on every WordPress website.Today we’re sharing the tutorial on “how to setup Akismet Anti-spam plugin”.You read the trick which helps you to avail free API key for your blog.
New to Akismet and Don’t know about it?
Akismet is an anti-spam plugin, the name is enough ‘Anti-spam plugin’.It is a plugin which filters comments on your website and mark as spam if they are generated by the bot or with the wrong intention.
It is developed by the co-founder of WordPress and this makes Akismet is an essential for all websites.Akismet automatically filters all your comments and send all the spam comments to the trash or spam folder without showing you.
How to Setup Akismet anti-spam plugin
Here are the methods of how to setup Akismet anti-spam plugin, we have provided two different methods which can guide you to get free API key for your Akismet plugin.
In this method, you’ll get to know that how to avail your free API key by signing up from the front-end of the Akismet.It is a very complicated process to find the free API key for your blog or website.
Once you’re ready to avail the free API key for Akismet, go to the Akismet official website and click on the plans & pricing.You can see the different pricing plan, if you have changed your mind by seeing the features of the premium plan then you can subscribe for its premium plan.
But as I can see that you’re here to avail free API key, the I hope you’re not interested in subscribing to premium plan.Now go for the basic plan which is free for the owner of the personal blog, websites.
Click on the get started under the basic plan, now you’ll be redirected to a new page from which you have signup for the new account.
Once you a signup for the Akismet account, you can see the new page which says ‘What is Akismet worth to you’.
In yearly contribution, move the slider to $0, and your payment option will be done.Now click on the continue to finish the process.Once you have completed the signup process, you will receive the Akismet API key via Email.
Now go to the WordPress Dashboard and activate the Akismet plugin, as I consider in the starting of this tutorial of how to setup Akismet anti-spam plugin that Akismet comes preinstalled with the WordPress installation so you don’t need to install the Akismet again.
> Enter the API key you just received on your email which you enter while signing up and you done.
See the Difference with Akismet Statistics
I recently start using Akismet plugin on Howtoplugin.com, and I can see the effective difference that how Akismet secure my blog from spam comments.
In the last few time, Akismet filters spam comments and send all the spam comments to the trash and spam folder and the best thing is about Akismet is, it doesn’t affect your comment section.
I hope this tutorial on how to setup Akismet anti-spam plugin will help the new bloggers, there is no doubt that Akismet is the best spam comment filtering plugin which help to filter spam comment on your blog.If you are unable to setup Akismet plugin even after reading this tutorial, then ask directly by commenting us and we’ll reply as soon as possible.