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Akismet is a plugin to filters all the comments which are potential looks like spam. By default, WordPress will install Akismet on your website. You may find the Akismet plugin in the plugin page which shown as below. You may also search for plugin "Add New" if you can't find the Akismet plugin in your "Installed Plugins".
Step by Step to Activate Your Akismet
In order to activate your Akismet API key, you must have WordPress account. You only need ONE Akismet API key to activate unlimited website that you have. Click the "Settings" for the Akismet key activation. Next page you will see screenshot as below. As you can see below, the process is very simple and I will show you step by step to get & activate your Akismet API key. There is two way to activate on it.
1. Activate Akismet by login or signup WordPress account. (If you never activate Akismet API key before)
2. Manually enter an API key. (If you already have Akismet API key)
Activate Akismet by WordPress account
After you click "Get Your API key" in your WordPress, it will bring you to Akismet website as below. Click on the "Sign In" button and it will bring you to sign up and sign on the page.
There is two option you can signup for Akismet.
1. Signup using WordPress.com account
If you have WordPress account, you may just login your WordPress.com username and password to signup Akismet. If you don't have WordPress.com account, you may either open WordPress.com account or consider for option 2.
2. Signup using email address.
If you signup using email address, you need to create username and password.
Once you signup, you will see few plan as below
- Akismet Basic Plan (Price is decide by you, it can be free to any price you willing to pay). Normally is for non-commercial use with 50,000 monthly comment spam check & basic email support provided.
- Akismet Plus Plan ($59/per year/per site). It is suitable for commercial usage which provides 75000 monthly spam check with detailed statistic report also with priority email and live chat support.
- Akismet Backup Bundle ($99/per year). The Backup Bundle basically is Akismet Plus with add on daily backup features.
- Akismet Security Bundle ($299/per year). The Security Bundle come with Akismet Plus with Real Time Backup and Virus Scanning.
Personally for my opinion, I recommend select Akismet Basic Plan to try out the service whether you satisfy or not. You can always change the higher bundle package once your website more matured.
After selected the Akismet Basic Plan, next it will bring to the pricing page which shown as below. The payment page originally you will see some amount to be pay. You can swipe it to the most left to get free activation. This can help you to save some budget on the other expenses for your website.
If you have some budget which you can spare, I suggest contributes to Akismet. The reason behind is because Akismet did a very good job on the plugin. Your contribution might help them to provide better plugin in future.
After you done previous steps, you will see The Akismet API key as below. You need to copy and paste the API key to your website Akismet plugin settings page.
This is not done yet. Many people thinking once plugin activated and they thought everything is done. The last step which is most important step is you must register your website URL to Akismet page so that you will know the statistic how frequent your site is been spammed by readers.
Once success added your sites. You will see your site URL at "ACTIVE SITES" column. In this column, you may delete, revoke access and check your site stat.
Congratulation, you success complete Akismet API key activation. Please share this article if you feel this article is useful for you. 😀