Hello everyone so today we are talking about spam comments and contact form submissions I know a lot of people among you are facing this problem that every day you receive hundreds and hundreds of comments on your blog post. In this post, I learn about How to Install Akismet Spam Protection WordPress Plugin, and how to add API Key.
It doesn’t make any sense they can be some links or somebody try to sell some products or something which is not appropriate or related to your blog post and the same way you receive a lot of content from submission also people send you random query random contacts from submission which doesn’t make any sense related to your website relate to your business.
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How to Install Akismet Spam Protection WordPress Plugin?
Let’s go and see okay so first you need to log in to the WordPress dashboard we are going to take the help of a Plugin to Add this New Plugin.
We will go to the left sidebar and hover on Plugins and then click on Add New.
Now we will search for this plugin which is called Akismet Spam Protection it is currently showing here.
In most cases, you have this Plugin already on your website when you install WordPress if it is not present on your website you can just search this Plugin here, and then and then from the search result, you can click on install now.
You can see here it has more than five-plus million active installations, it has a very good rating and this is the best and spam protection to block spam comments and spam in a contact form so once it is installed we click on activate okay now the plug is activated.
Now what you need to do is need to set up your accessibility account, so we’ll click on Setup and then it will take you to this website which is the official website of Akismet and then click on set up your account here and you can see where they have many licenses if you’re using it for your personal website the free version is available.
Here it is free of cost but if you want to use for commercial purpose you have to pay around $10 for Plus and then more for Enterprise and more for Enterprise Plus but I know a lot of you they’re using this for their Personal website.
So you can get personal otherwise if you want to get the plus one you can choose the plus one also, so I click on get Personal for this tutorial and then you can choose from here they ask you what is access network to you.
If you want you can donate something for this tutorial I’m just going to choose zero and then you need to type your email address your name your last name and then your Website URL in my case this is my Website URL you need to enter your website URL here and once done you have to verify checking boxes that I don’t have any ads on the website.
I don’t sell product service on the website I don’t promote a business on my website because we are choosing a free version it is a personal subscription if you want to use it for your E-commerce website or any kind of website you can choose the paid plan so now I will continue with the personal subscription so, they send a code on my E-mail address they send this code on my email.
I’ll copy this code and I’ll paste this code to confirm my account and then complete and the sign-up okay.
How to add Akismet API Key?
Sign up is complete once signer is complete they email us the key which we need to enter on a WordPress website so, I’ll go back to my E-mail I’ll check this key so here’s the key I will copy this and then I will go back to my website and then I’ll click on manually enter an API key I’ll paste the key which they send me by email and then I’ll click connect with API key once they verify the API Key you have this option.
Here I’ll leave the default because it works very well, I have never faced any problem with the default settings then I click on Save Changes.
So this is all how you can prevent Spam on your website, I hope you like the article and gives some value to your website and you are able to stop spam comments sends content from the submission website.
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