WordPress Tutorials: WordPress-Spam Protection
In this lesson, we will learn how to protect your WordPress blog or website from spam. Make sure that your WordPress script is updated to the latest stable version. WordPress comes with a preinstalled antispam solution – Akismet.
You can activate Akismet, for which you should have a WordPress API key. You have to register at the official WordPress website. The key will be sent to your mailbox.
The following are the steps to follow to enable Akismet Spam Protection plugin for your website or blog.
Step-1: Go to your WordPress admin area → Plugins → Installed.
Step-2: Click on the Activate button.
Step-3: The Akismet plugin will be activated and then Click on Activate your Akismet account button.
Step-4: Click on Get your API key as seen in the following screen to get a new key or enter manually, if you already have the API key.
Step-5: If you don’t have an API key then, click on GET AN AKISMET API KEY tab to move further. The following page will open then.
Step-6: Fill up the required fields and click on the Sign-up button.
Then you will get your API key. Copy it and click on automatically save your AVI key. The following page will open after clicking the save button.
Step-9: Now your blog will be protected from spam by Akismet. You will be able to check the comments in your blog for spam, as well as manually mark comments. You can keep a track of how many spam posts have been stopped by Akismet and you can secure your posts, blogs, comments, etc. Furthermore, you can prevent your website from spammers, who can harm your site.