spam protection

How to Add Akismet to WordPress

November 17, 2013 in Tech News by Hunor Networking LLC  |  Comments Off on How to Add Akismet to WordPress

This article will focus on how to add Akismet to your WordPress website.  Akismet is the great spam filter for WordPress that helps us filter through our comments easier.


Unfortunately, with owning an email (or several) address you will inevitably get spammed.  Owning your own website and powering it with WordPress will open up your inbox to a wealth of spammers and spam bots alike.

Fortunately the great folks over at Automatic have graciously created a spam filter for us that ships natively with your WordPress installation.

When you first get a WordPress website you’ll notice some pre-formatted settings including a page, post, plugins and widgets.  Akismet can be found under the Plugins tab in the Dashboard navigation.

Go ahead and click on Plugins in the Dashboard navigation.  We’re going to activate and register for Akismet and then set it up on your WordPress website.

Step 1:

Click Activate underneath the Akismet plugin name.


Step 2:

When you click Activate you’ll be greeted with a message in a yellow box asking you to enter in your API key. Click the link and we’ll move on to the Akismet Configuration page.  Here you’ll want to click Get Your Key.  This will take us over to the Akismet site.  Open this link in a new browser window because we’ll be returning to the configuration page soon.


Step 3:

At the Akismet website you’ll see a big blue button that says Get an Akismet API Key.  Click it.


Step 4:

On the next screen click your desired plan.  For the purposes of this article we’ll be selecting Personal.  On the next screen you’ll want to enter in your name and email address.  Select a price that suits your needs.  For personal websites you can slide the amount down to zero and sign-up for a free plan.  Click Continue and Akismet will send you an email with your API key and a greeting message.


Step 5:

Jump back to the Akismet Configuration page in your WordPress Dashboard.  Enter in the API Key you just received in your inbox and click Update Options.  Feel free to check any checkboxes you think are relevant and apply to your website.  We personally like the Auto-Delete option and have that checked.


Step 6:

That’s it! Enjoy Aksimet and your Spam filtered website.

We hope you enjoyed this article on How to Add Akismet to WordPress.  If you have a question or want to comment,  share your thoughts with us below.

Remember, We’re here to help!  Hunor Networking LLC is a Southern Maryland based web and graphic design company that offers affordable website design packages which allow you to manage your business online easily.  We create user friendly websites and connect you to your social media.  Feel free to ask us a question at 202-670-2448 or contact us directly.

As it happens with desktops, smartphones over time and daily use are also slowing. This is due, mainly, to fill it with apps, music, videos, photos, and when then do not use most of them. So occasionally it does not hurt to do a little cleansing the iPhone to free up space and eliminate anything that does not serve us and makes you go a little slower. PhoneClean is a best iphone cleaner, it can make your iphone run faster.

Photo recovery software is a do-it-yourself solution that is convenient and less expensive than hiring a data recovery service. Here we compared three most best photo recovery software to help you find the most suitable tool to solve your photo-loss problem.

Has some video / audio purchased or downloaded from iTunes, Amazon Unbox, BBC iPlayer, etc, and can only be played on specified players? Be upset? Here are five best DRM removal software:Aimersoft DRM Media Converter, iSkysoft DRM Removal, DRMBuster Ultra Video, Vidpie for Windows and Noteburner M4V Converter.

Automize 10 is an application automation and job scheduling. It is easy to use and requires no programming. Like Automize 10 and want to buy it? Just take out exclusive Automize 10 Coupon and save more money for you!

Are you searching for coupon code for NovaBACKUP Professional 16.5. You are in the right place! Try NovaBACKUP Professional Coupon saves more money for you.

Southern Maryland Calvert County Business, Domain Name Registration, Linux Webhosting, Webdesign in WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PHP - JAVA Based Web Application Programming, Office Email & Networking Setup, E-commerce, PGP Encryption Install, Information Technology Consulting, Specializes in Small Businesses